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ICON-S Inaugural Conference in Italy, June 2014—Call for Papers & Panels—Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space

I-CONnect is pleased to announce the Call for Papers & Panels below for the Inaugural Conference of ICON-S: the International Society of Public Law. ICON-S is a new international learned society. Its Pro Term Executive Committee includes many of the world’s leading scholars in the field of public law. ICON-S will be launched officially at its Inaugural Conference in Florence,

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Published on January 17, 2014
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A Successful Challenge to Canada’s Prostitution Laws

—Vanessa MacDonnell, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law On December 20, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in one of the most anticipated cases of 2013: Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford[i], a constitutional challenge to three prostitution provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada.[ii] These provisions made it an offence to keep a common bawdy

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Published on January 15, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP In this new 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 January 13, 2014
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The French Constitutional Council and the 2014 Finance Law

—Angelique Devaux, French Licensed Attorney (Notaire) At the end of every year, before wishing the traditional best wishes, the Constitutional Council of the French Republic renders its decision on the Finance Act for the year ahead. Eagerly anticipated by the Government and taxpayers, the decision endorses (wholly or partly) the budget of France for the

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Published on January 11, 2014
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Constitutionally Eroding the Rule of Law

—William Partlett, Columbia Law School Recent work by Kim Lane Scheppele, Sam Issacharoff, David Landau, and myself has focused on the ways in which constitutional change can be used to render regimes less democratic. In Russia today, we are seeing constitutional change eroding another key liberal value: the rule of law. With very little fanfare

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Published on January 8, 2014
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this new weekly feature, I-CONnect will publish 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

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Published on January 5, 2014
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Comparative Public Law Panels at the AALS Annual Meeting

This weekend, the AALS will host its Annual Meeting in New York City. I have organized a full-day symposium on “Comparative Constitutional Change: New Perspectives on Formal and Informal Amendment,” scheduled for Sunday, January 5, from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the conference hotel. All are welcome to attend, though registration is required. You may also

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Published on January 2, 2014
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