The main purpose of this article is to show certain aspects of the phenomenon of the criticism of law bythe press (by journalists and other authors). This issue is discussed in the contextof one of the norm-principles of law co-creatingthe principle of the rule of law – the principle of proper legislation. The legislative process in a democratic state is determined by legal norms. Some of them are thenorm-principles of law (principles of law in a directive sense)which collectively makeup the principleof proper legislation. This norm-principle of lawsets certain obligations for the legislator. The way in which the lawmaker fulfills them is subjected to criticism by the press.