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Published on September 27, 2011
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Kabul Update: Constitutional Confusion Continues

Along with its myriad other problems, Afghanistan finds itself in a continuing state of constitutional confusion as to what body has the authority to interpret the constitution. Given the total stalemate between President Karzai and the parliament, this is a grave state of affairs that threatens to exacerbate the political gridlock. The problem began with

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Published on September 25, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Afghanistan, hp, Tom Ginsburg
 
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On this Day in the History of Comparative Constitutional Law

On this day, we remember the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada: Bertha Wilson, born on September 18, 1923, in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.  Justice Wilson was a comparativist. In two of the most controversial judgments issued during her tenure, she looked to American constitutional law and the American constitutional tradition to help her resolve a

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Published on September 18, 2011
Author:          Filed under: House of Lords, hp, Richard Albert, Supreme Court of Canada
 
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The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution

Mila Versteeg and I have just posted to SSRN a paper that might be of interest to readers of this blog entitled “The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution“. It follows up on an earlier article, imminently forthcoming in the California Law Review, in which we took a very bird’s eye view of the

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The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution

Mila Versteeg and I have just put out a paper that might be of interest to readers of this blog entitled “The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution”. It’s an empirical look at the extent to which constitution-makers in other countries emulate the U.S. Constitution, which we study by measuring similarity between constitutions. (One

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Published on September 8, 2011
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Libya update

The document that I commented on last week was never put into force; instead, the Transitional National Council issued a revised Transitional Constitutional Declaration. A thoughtful analysis by Zaid Al-Ali is here. Fortunately, the cramped timetable offered in the previous draft has been extended. Once liberation occurs (presumably meaning that Khadafi is found), an interim

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Published on September 5, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, Libya