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The “New” German Teacher Headscarf Decision

—Claudia E. Haupt, Columbia Law School The German Federal Constitutional Court last week published its opinion in the “new” teacher headscarf case (available here in German, English language press coverage here). The Court held that a general prohibition against teachers’ wearing headscarves in public schools is unconstitutional under Article 4 (1) and (2) of the

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Published on March 17, 2015
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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

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Published on March 16, 2015
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Last Call–Call for Papers–Workshop on Unamendable Constitutional Provisions–Koc University, Istanbul

Koç University Law School in collaboration with Boston College Law School under the auspices of The International Society of Public Law invite submissions for Workshop on Unamendable Constitutional Provisions Koç University Law School Istanbul, Turkey Tuesday, June 9, 2015 9h00-17h00 Koç University Law School, Boston College Law School and the International Society of Public Law invite submissions

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Published on March 14, 2015
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A Brewing Supreme Court Nomination Crisis in Brazil?

–Vanice Regina Lírio do Valle, Estácio de Sá University This past February 26th, the Brazilian Supreme Court was unable to rule in a relevant lawsuit: the votes were tied, which made the absence of the eleventh Justice an insuperable obstacle to come to a decision. The Brazilian Supreme Court, which should be composed of eleven

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Published on March 13, 2015
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Is the United States Constitution Too Difficult to Amend?

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students J.D. Student Contribution [Editor’s note: The students in my advanced seminar on constitutional amendment wrote excellent papers in their take-home examination for the course. They were given a choice of two questions to answer: (1) “Is the United States Constitution Too Difficult to Amend?”; or (2) “Assume the year is

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Published on March 11, 2015
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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 March 9, 2015
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Reposting—ICON-S 2015 Conference in New York City, July 1-3, 2015—Call for Papers & Panels—Public Law in an Uncertain World

I-CONnect is pleased to announce the Call for Papers & Panels below for the 2015 Conference of ICON-S: the International Society of Public Law. ICON-S, a new international learned society now entering its second year, is guided by a Pro Term Executive Committee featuring many of the world’s leading scholars in the field of public law. This edition of the ICON-S

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Published on March 8, 2015
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The Latest Scholarship at Ius Publicum Network Review

—Gabriella M. Racca, University of Turin As announced earlier this year, I-CONnect and IUS Publicum Network Review have entered into a partnership to deepen the study of comparative public law and to enhance its online coverage. The IUS Publicum Network Review is a network of the national leading public and administrative law journals in Europe, whose aim

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Published on March 6, 2015
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Brazilian Constitutionalism Moving Backwards? Same-Sex Marriage and the New Conservative Congress

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasilia, Brazil The debate over same-sex marriage is once again in the newspaper headlines. After the US Supreme Court accepted, on February 16, to hear the cases brought by fifteen same-sex couples from four states (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee), chances are that, finally, a federal judicial ruling in this

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Published on March 4, 2015
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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 March 2, 2015
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