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Supreme Court of Canada Issues Advisory Opinion in Senate Reference

–David Dias, Senior Editor at Lexpert [Cross-posted from Canadian Lawyer Magazine under title “SCC pours cold water on Harper’s Senate plans”] The Supreme Court of Canada today effectively put an end to the Conservative government’s goal of reforming the Senate, pouring cold water over any idea that Ottawa can unilaterally impose term limits or consultative elections

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Published on April 30, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for

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Published on April 28, 2014
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Podcast on Senate Reference

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Last week, we alerted to you an important advisory opinion on Senate reform scheduled to be released by the Supreme Court of Canada tomorrow. Ahead of this important day in Canadian constitutional law, the McGill Law Journal has recorded an informative podcast on the subject. The podcast features Daniel Jutras

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Published on April 24, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Margaret Lan Xiao, Visiting Scholar, East Asian Legal Studies Center, UW-Madison Law School EALSC In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public

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Published on April 21, 2014
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Canadian Supreme Court to Issue Advisory Opinion on Senate Reform

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will issue its advisory opinion on Senate Reform next week on Friday, April 25. The Court’s advisory opinion has been long awaited. The Court is expected to advise the Government of Canada on what is constitutionally required to reform and/or

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Published on April 18, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Angelique Devaux, French Licensed Attorney (Notaire) In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments

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Published on April 14, 2014
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Whose “Constitutional Moment” is it Anyway? A Response to Professor Chen on Electoral Reform in Hong Kong

—Alyssa S. King, lawyer in New York and 2012 graduate of Yale Law School, and Alvin Y. H. Cheung, New York University School of Law* As the controversy over Hong Kong’s Chief Executive electoral reforms for 2017 rages on, it is vital not to lose sight of the parameters of the debate.[i] The importance of the

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Published on April 10, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Alexandria University (Egypt) In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for

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Published on April 7, 2014
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Might Afghans Amend The 2004 Constitution? Hints from a Televised Presidential Debate

—Clark B. Lombardi & Shamshad Pasarlay, University of Washington School of Law 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the current Afghan Constitution, as a post last month on FP.com (cross-posted on this blog) noted. In that post, two American experts in comparative constitutional law, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, critiqued the performance of the government

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Published on April 3, 2014
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Third Annual YCC Global Conference and the Future of Comparative Law

As Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee (“YCC”) in the American Society of Comparative Law (“ASCL”), I am pleased to announce that over 100 younger scholars will gather this weekend at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon for the Third Annual YCC Conference. Our host and Program Chair is Ozan Varol, who for the

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Published on April 3, 2014
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