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Mini-Symposium: Pin and Tega on Italian Constitutional Court Judgment No. 49/2015

[Editor’s Note: In this mini-symposium, Andrea Pin of the University of Padua and Diletta Tega of the University of Bologna comment on Judgment No. 49/2015 (March 26, 2015) of the Italian Constitutional Court.] A Jurisprudence to Handle with Care: The European Court of Human Rights’ Unsettled Case Law, its Authority, and its Future, According to the Italian Constitutional

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Published on April 30, 2015
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The Mass Protests of March and April 2015 in Brazil: A Continuation of June 2013?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasilia Last March 15 and April 12, Brazil again became the stage of huge mass protests. Hundreds of thousands of protesters stormed many of the largest cities in the country, bringing back memories of the demonstrations of June 2013 during the FIFA Confederations Cup. The media and some experts immediately

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Published on April 29, 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 April 27, 2015
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Constitutional and Quasi-Constitutional Statutes

–Adam Perry, Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary University of London  Some statutes have ‘constitutional’ or ‘quasi-constitutional’ status. What is the legal significance of a statute’s constitutional or quasi-constitutional status? The answer is different in different jurisdictions. In Britain, Canada, and some other jurisdictions, the answers are different than they once were. Britain Britain does not have

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Published on April 24, 2015
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Amen: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Judgment in Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City)

–Léonid Sirota, JSD Candidate, NYU School of Law; Lecturer, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law One week ago, on April 15, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City), 2015 SCC 16, holding that the respondent city’s practice of starting municipal council meetings with a prayer

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Published on April 22, 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 April 20, 2015
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Video Interview: “Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislation” featuring Sofia Ranchordás

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Sofia Ranchordás on her new book on Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislation: A Comparative Perspective, published by Edward Elgar. Here is the publisher’s abstract for the book: This innovative book explores the nature and function of ‘sunset clauses’

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Published on April 18, 2015
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Taking Aim at Cooperative Federalism: The Long-Gun Registry Decision by the Supreme Court of Canada

—Johanne Poirier[*], Université libre de Bruxelles  On March 27, 2015, a highly divided Supreme Court of Canada rendered a momentous ruling which reveals a severe divergence on the nature of Canadian contemporary federalism.[1]  The tight 5 to 4 decision also underlines a different conception of the role of the judicial branch regarding the defence and promotion

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Published on April 15, 2015
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Fourth Annual YCC Global Conference and 2015 YCC Prizes

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School As Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee (“YCC”) in the American Society of Comparative Law (“ASCL”), I am pleased to announce that younger scholars from around the world will gather later this week at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee for the Fourth Annual YCC Global Conference.

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Published on April 14, 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 April 13, 2015
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