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Judges, Democracy and the “New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism”

—Tom Hickey, Dublin City University Aileen Kavanagh and Joseph Raz are among many supporters of constitutional judicial supremacy who characterise their support as justified despite what they see as its non- or perhaps even anti-democratic nature.[1] They employ the “ends-justifies-the-means” mantra: better to have system that makes “good” outcomes more likely, at the cost of perhaps

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Published on January 29, 2016
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Reminder–Call for Papers–Global Symposium on Constitutional Amendment and Replacement in Latin America–University of Brasilia Law School, Brazil

University of Brasilia Law School in collaboration with Boston College Law School and Macquarie Law School under the auspices of The International Society of Public Law invite submissions for Symposium on Constitutional Amendment and Replacement in Latin America University of Brasilia Law School Brasilia, Brazil September 29-30, 2016 The University of Brasilia Law School, Boston

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Published on January 28, 2016
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The Indian Supreme Court Declines to Revisit its Docket Crisis: The Most Important Recent Order That You’ve Never Heard of

–Rishad A. Chowdhury, J.S.D Candidate, The University of Chicago Law School The Supreme Court of India’s (SCI’s) recent decision striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) deservedly drew attention from those interested in Indian (and comparative) constitutional law. But in terms of true (potential) impact on the fundamental character of the SCI, even the

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Published on January 27, 2016
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What’s New in Comparative Public Law

–Rohan Alva, Advocate, New Delhi 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 January 25, 2016
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Symposium Report–Constitutionalism, Religious Freedom and Human Rights: Constitutional Migration and Transjudicialism beyond the North Atlantic

–Mirjam Künkler (Princeton University), Shylashri Shankar (Centre for Policy Research, Delhi) and Tine Stein (University of Kiel); Co-organizers for this Symposium held at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany, June 3-6, 2015, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation Creating a framework of religion-state relations that would mollify tensions between religions, within religions, and between believers and non-believers, has been the bane

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Published on January 23, 2016
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As Jean-Louis Debré’s Term as President Comes to a Close—Whither the French Constitutional Council?

–Alyssa S. King, PhD Candidate in Law, Yale University; Resident Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project Jean-Louis Debré’s term as President of the French Constitutional Council is now coming to a close. The son of former Prime Minister Michel Debré, who drafted most of the Fifth Republic’s current constitution, was a successor to

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Published on January 20, 2016
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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 January 18, 2016
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Call for Submissions: Special Committee on Comparative Law and the Social Sciences

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The American Society of Comparative Law is hoping to build closer and more fruitful scholarly and professional connections with the social sciences. To that end, David Gerber, the president of the Society, has recently created a “Special Committee on Comparative Law and the Social Sciences.” The principal task of

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Published on January 16, 2016
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What Makes Kaczyński Tick?

[Editor’s Note: This commentary first appeared in German under the title “Polens Direktor” in der Spiegel, no. 3/2016, pp. 88-89. It is reprinted with permission from the author.] —Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney; Professor, Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw Without a doubt, Jarosław Kaczyński is not just paramount but also an absolute political

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Published on January 14, 2016
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Reminder–Call for Panels and Papers–Borders, Otherness and Public Law–2016 ICON-S Conference–Berlin, June 17-19, 2016

The first two Annual Meetings of ICON-S (Florence 2014 and New York 2015) have been overwhelming successes. The time has come to turn our attention to the 2016 Annual Meeting. ICON-S, the International Society of Public Law, invites paper and panel submissions for its 2016 Annual Meeting to be held at the Humboldt University, Berlin,

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Published on January 12, 2016
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