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Constitutional Design, Institutional Strategy, and Corporate Campaign Contributions in Brazil

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasilia Supreme Court decisions on the limits and scope of electoral rules are normally controversial. One of the reasons is that the boundaries between law and politics are often blurred. The US Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. FEC[1] and then in McCutcheon v. FEC[2] paved the way for an

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Published on October 30, 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 October 26, 2015
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Call for Papers–Symposium on Constitutionalism under Extreme Conditions–University of Haifa, Israel

The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions in collaboration with Boston College Law School under the auspices of Israeli Association of Public Law invite submissions for Symposium on Constitutionalism under Extreme Conditions University of Haifa Haifa, Israel Monday, 18 July 2016 9:00am-6:30pm The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions

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Published on October 25, 2015
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Reminder–Call for Papers–Symposium on Constitutional Change and Transformation in Africa–Kabarak University, Kenya

Kabarak University School of Law Centre for Jurisprudence & Constitutional Studies in collaboration with Boston College Law School under the auspices of The International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) invite submissions for Symposium on Constitutional Change and Transformation in Africa Kabarak University School of Law Nakuru, Kenya June 9-10, 2016 Kabarak University School of Law, Boston

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Published on October 24, 2015
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Judicial Supremacy, not Independence, Upheld in NJAC Judgment

—Rehan Abeyratne, Jindal Global Law School Last week, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment holding the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) unconstitutional. As Chintan Chandrachud has explained in detail on I-CONnect, the Court held that the NJAC violated the Indian Constitution’s “basic structure” by restricting the independence of the judiciary. The Court

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Published on October 23, 2015
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The Misguided Judicialization of the Right to Education in Turkey

—Serkan Yolcu, Visiting Scholar, Boston College Law School On July 13, 2015 the Turkish Constitutional Court annulled — on a 12 to 5 vote — some provisions of a law amending the “Law on Private Teaching Institutions.” The law would have excluded “private tutoring centers” from the scope of “private teaching institutions” and thus closed

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Published on October 21, 2015
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, National Law University, Jodhpur, 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

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Published on October 19, 2015
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Collaboration, Not Confrontation: The Indian Supreme Court on Judicial Appointments

—Chintan Chandrachud, PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge and LLM Candidate at Yale Law School Today, a five-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court decided amongst the most significant constitutional cases in its recent history – one that had prompted a moratorium on judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and the twenty-four High Courts. The

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Published on October 17, 2015
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Margaret Lan Xiao, SJD Candidate, Case Western Reserve University 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

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Published on October 13, 2015
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The Latest at Ius Publicum Network Review

—Gabriella M. Racca, University of Turin I-CONnect and IUS Publicum Network Review are pleased to partner together 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 is to track and interpret the evolution

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Published on October 8, 2015
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