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ICON·S Inaugural Conference–Videos

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School By all accounts, the inaugural conference of the newly established International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) was a resounding success. Held in Florence on June 26-28, the conference welcomed hundreds of scholars for three plenary sessions and sixty parallel panels structured around the theme of “Rethinking the Boundaries of Public

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Published on July 8, 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 July 7, 2014
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The True Face of Disgust–A Comment on Japanese Constitutional Politics

–Kenji Ishikawa, Professor, University of Tokyo Faculty of Law Amongst the representative postwar works of Takami Jun – a writer little commented upon today – one finds the novel A Feeling of Disgust.[1] Its first-person narrator, speaking to readers in an informal, colloquial register, is a working-class anti-intellectual at odds with the claustrophobic mood of

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Published on July 5, 2014
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Why Hong Kong’s Lawyers Marched

–Alyssa S. King and Alvin Y. H. Cheung On June 27, 2014, up to 1,800 of Hong Kong’s legal professionals, including barristers, who litigate in the courts, and solicitors, who handle all lay client-facing work, marched in silence across the city’s center – for the third time since China resumed sovereignty in 1997[i] – in

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Published on July 2, 2014
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