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Resources for Readers: The Future of the Canadian Senate

Tomorrow, the Canadian Supreme Court will begin three days of hearings on the constitutionality of proposed changes to the Senate of Canada. This could be the most important case in Canadian constitutional law since the 1998 Secession Reference. The hearings will be broadcast live here starting tomorrow at 9:30am EST. Readers may be interested in

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Published on November 11, 2013
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Call for Papers: Conference on “Constitutionalism Across Borders in the Struggle Against Terrorism”

International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism Call for Papers for Conference at Harvard Law School (USA) – 6-7 March 2014 “Constitutionalism Across Borders in the Struggle Against Terrorism” On behalf of the IACL Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism, we hereby invite proposals in the form of abstracts

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Published on November 10, 2013
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Nuclear Controversy and the Right to Petition in Japan

—Tokujin Matsudaira, Kanagawa University Faculty of Law Last week, Taro Yamamoto, a member of Japanese House of Councillors in the Diet, set off a controversy when he personally handed a letter to the Japanese Emperor expressing concern about the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Here is how RT reported the event: An anti-nuclear lawmaker broke a taboo, drawing

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Published on November 7, 2013
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Crown Immunity After the End of Empire in Hong Kong and India

—Christopher Forsyth & Nitish Upadhyaya, University of Cambridge Cross-posted from the Blog of the UK Constitutional Law Group Crown Immunity is a recondite branch of Public Law that seldom makes an appearance in the Law Reports but it does potentially raise grave constitutional issues. It is surely ‘fundamental to the rule of law that the

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Published on November 5, 2013
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Symposium and Call for Papers and Participants: Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium

Call for Abstracts Deadline: December 13, 2013 Manuscript Drafts Due: March 15, 2014 Conference Date: April 11, 2014 April 11, 2014, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, United States The Widener University School of Law will host a Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium on Friday, April 11, 2014. The focus of the symposium is a

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Published on November 2, 2013
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Myth and Misdirection in Constitutional Amendment

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Cross-posted from Cognoscenti. There is a constitutional amendment for every problem in the United States, or so politicians would have us believe. Is it your view that abortion is unraveling the moral fabric of America? Somewhere, a conservative politician is campaigning for a constitutional amendment to ban abortion with

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Published on October 31, 2013
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Golden Dawn Party Faces Prosecution

–Christina M. Akrivopoulou, Appeals Asylum Authority, Greece One of the most important recent events in Greece has been the attempt to prosecute the far-right Golden Dawn party. The ongoing prosecution raises important questions about the proper limits of toleration for ultra-nationalist, racist parties in a democracy. Golden Dawn is a far right-extremist political party currently

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Published on October 28, 2013
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Call for Papers: 3rd Annual YCC Conference

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW  YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law is pleased to invite submissions for its third annual conference, to be held on April 4-5, 2014, at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  The purpose of the conference is to highlight, develop,

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Published on October 26, 2013
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Indonesian Constitutional Court Rejects Blasphemy Law Case

—Melissa Crouch, National University of Singapore In April 2013, the Indonesian Constitutional Court rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the Blasphemy Law (although the court decision was only made publically available in September 2013). As I argued previously, this was the most likely outcome, given the weak constitutional nature of the arguments raised and

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Published on October 23, 2013
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A Conversation with Mark Kende on South African Constitutional Law

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of I-CONnect’s interview series, I speak with Mark Kende about his work on South African constitutional law. Professor Kende holds the James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law at Drake Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, civil rights and civil procedure. In our interview, Professor Kende discusses

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Published on October 22, 2013
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