magnify

I·CONnect

Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law
Home 2014 (Page 8)
formats

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Foreign Law

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Yesterday at Yale Law School, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer once again affirmed that foreign court judgments are relevant to the interpretation of the United States Constitution. About a decade ago, Justice Breyer debated Justice Antonin Scalia on the constitutional relevance of foreign court decisions. In that debate, whose video

Read More…

Published on September 19, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Developments
 
formats

Video Interview: The New Egyptian Constitution Featuring Mohamed Arafa

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this second installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Mohamed Arafa discusses the new Egyptian Constitution. The interview touches on the entrenchment of human rights in the new Constitution, the designation of Islam as the official religion, as well as whether the military constitutes an unofficial “fourth branch”

Read More…

Published on September 17, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Developments
 
formats

Call for I-CONnect Contributors

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School I-CONnect invites scholars of all ranks, including doctoral candidates, to become Contributors to this blog. Contributors will be expected to submit one substantive post every other month on a timely subject of their choice concerning comparative public law. Each post will range between 750 to 1000 words, though a

Read More…

Published on September 16, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Uncategorized
 
formats

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

Read More…

Published on September 15, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Developments
 
formats

Conference Announcement: Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design–Boston College Law School

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a full-day symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design on Friday, October 31, here at Boston College Law School. Panelists will inquire into the period of transition between old and new constitutions, the mechanics of constitution-making and -breaking, the role that courts play in

Read More…

Published on September 14, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Developments
 
formats

Video Interview: Developments in Irish Constitutional Law Featuring Eoin Carolan

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In the first installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Eoin Carolan discusses developments in Irish constitutional law. The interview touches on recent referenda in Ireland, the relative ease of formal amendment under the Irish Constitution, the continuing debate on abortion, and the country’s experiment with a Constitutional

Read More…

Published on September 12, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Developments
 
formats

There are Still Judges in Berlin: On the Proposal to Amend the Ecuadorian Constitution to Allow Indefinite Presidential Reelection

—Carlos Bernal Pulido, Macquarie Law School Es gibt noch Richter in Berlin!, There are still judges in Berlin! was the well-known acclamation of the humble miller, when he learned that the Prussian King Frederick II, the Great, had ordered the demolition of his mill obstructing the views of the new royal palace in Potsdam. The

Read More…

Published on September 10, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Developments
 
formats

Call for Papers–Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Amendment

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Boston College Law School and the International Association of Constitutional Law’s Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change invite submissions for a full-day workshop on comparative constitutional amendment, to be held on the campus of Boston College Law School on Friday, May 15, 2015. This workshop is convened by

Read More…

Published on September 9, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Uncategorized
 
formats

What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Margaret Lan Xiao, Washington University in St. Louis 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

Read More…

Published on September 8, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Developments
 
formats

Constitutional Stability Through Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

—Jillian Blake, University of Michigan In a 2010 article, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez describes “Wiki-constitutionalism”—a phenomenon common to Latin American legal systems in which national constitutions are “changed with great frequency and unusual ease.”[1] The Dominican Republic’s system is a stark example of Wiki-constitutionalism; the country has had more than 30 constitutions since achieving independence in 1844.[2]

Read More…

Published on September 5, 2014
Author:          Filed under: Analysis