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The “Unconstitutional State of Affairs” in Brazil’s Prison System: The Enchantment of Legal Transplantation

[Editor’s Note: This is the second of two perspectives on an ongoing case in Brazil where the Supreme Federal Tribunal, in deciding a case relating to prison conditions, imported the unconstitutional state of affairs doctrine used by the Colombian Constitutional Court. An alternative analysis by Vanice Regina Lirio do Valle, published last Friday, can be

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Published on September 30, 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 September 28, 2015
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Call for Papers–Bicameralism Under Pressure–LUISS Guido Carli University, May 2-3, 2016–Rome, Italy

  A Global Symposium in Memory of Gabriella Angiulli   Bicameralism under Pressure: Constitutional Reform of National Legislatures   LUISS Guido Carli University Viale Romania 32 Rome, Italy Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 2016 Presented by The Center for Parliamentary Studies, LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome in cooperation with The University of

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Published on September 28, 2015
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An Unconstitutional State of Affairs in the Brazilian Prison System

[Editor’s Note: I•CONnect will present two perspectives on an important ongoing case in Brazil where the Supreme Federal Tribunal, in deciding a case relating to prison conditions, imported the unconstitutional state of affairs doctrine used by the Colombian Constitutional Court. An alternative analysis by Thiago Luís Sombra can be found here.] –Vanice Regina Lirio do

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Published on September 25, 2015
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How Far Out of Step is the Supreme Court of the United States?

—Brian Christopher Jones, Liverpool Hope University The short answer to the question posed in the title of this piece is: very. This post focuses on three things, some of which Erwin Chemerinsky covered in his recently published monograph, The Case Against the Supreme Court, and also that I focused on in my book review of that

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Published on September 23, 2015
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Rohan Alva, Advocate, India 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 our

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Published on September 21, 2015
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South Asian Constitutional Convergence Revisited: Pakistan and the Basic Structure Doctrine

—Majid Rizvi, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, University of Edinburgh In a contribution published on I.CONnect in January 2010, Richard Albert observed that the Supreme Court of Pakistan, in what was at the time a recent landmark judgment, seemed to be endorsing a view that closely approximates what is known in Indian public law as

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Published on September 18, 2015
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Constitution Day in the United States

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Every year on this day, the United States commemorates the signing of the Constitution in 1787. The Library of Congress traces the origins of what is today known as “Constitution Day”: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on

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Published on September 17, 2015
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I-CONnect Video Interview Series: Jean-Philippe Derosier on National Limits to European Integration

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Jean-Philippe Derosier on the subject of national constitutional limits to European Integration. The subject of our discussion is his recent book, published in May 2015, entitled “Les limites constitutionnelles à l’intégration européenne,” a comparative study of limits

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Published on September 16, 2015
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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 September 14, 2015
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