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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 November 30, 2015
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A Constitutional Crisis in a Land Without a Constitution: Presidential Terms and Iraqi Kurdistan

–Matthew Schweitzer, University of Chicago Iraq’s Kurds have long struggled to control their destiny. Since the 2003 US-led invasion, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has enjoyed stability, security, and prosperity — in 2014 the region boasted the world’s second-fastest growing economy. This unprecedented economic boom helped create conditions for a more pluralistic and free society

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Published on November 27, 2015
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A New Revolution? The Recent Governmental Crisis in Romania

—Bianca Selejan-Gutan, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania As of November 2015, Romania faces its most important social, political and constitutional crisis in the last quarter-century. If the 1989 Revolution signified a break with a totalitarian communist regime, the widespread street protests of 2015, which led to the fall of the Government, gave a new

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Published on November 25, 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 November 23, 2015
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I·CON 13, Issue 3: Editorial

—Gráinne de Búrca, NYU School of Law There is nothing quite like becoming co-editor of a journal to prompt reflections on the journal’s identity, its evolution over the dozen years since its founding, and where it might be heading in the future.  But what I hadn’t expected was that it would also bring into relief

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Published on November 20, 2015
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I·CON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

I·CON  Volume 13 Issue 3  Table of Contents Editorial I·CON Keynote Martin Scheinin, The state of our Union: Confronting the future Symposium: The challenge of formal amendment Joel Colón-Ríos, Introduction: The forms and limits of constitutional amendments Vicki C. Jackson, The (Myth of Un-) amendability of the US Constitution and the democratic component of constitutionalism Rosalind

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Published on November 19, 2015
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Article Review: Reijer Passchier on Vicki Jackson’s “The (myth of un)amendability of the US Constitution and the democratic component of constitutionalism”

[Editor’s Note: In this special installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review Series, Reijer Passchier reviews Vicki Jackson‘s article on The (myth of un)amendability of the US Constitution and the democratic component of constitutionalism, which appears in the current issue of I•CON. The full article is available for free here.] Review by Reijer Passchier –Reijer Passchier, PhD Candidate at Leiden

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Published on November 17, 2015
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The (un)Certain Path Towards the Legalization of Marijuana in Mexico

–Mariana Velasco Rivera, LL.M. ’15 and J.S.D. Candidate, Yale Law School On Wednesday, November 4, the First Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court issued what has been described as an irreversible step towards the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. In an individual constitutional complaint (Juicio de Amparo), the First Chamber found in favor

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Published on November 16, 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 November 16, 2015
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A New Judge for the Colombian Constitutional Court: The Tensions of Transition

—Jorge González Jácome, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá) One of the most heavily publicized processes of nomination and appointment to fill a vacancy on the Colombian Constitutional Court ended last week with the Senate’s selection of Alejandro Linares. He outvoted the other two candidates, Catalina Botero and Magdalena Correa, and became the ninth judge of the Court.

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Published on November 13, 2015
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