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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 March 7, 2016
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Developments in Italian Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: In this special post, we feature a 2015 year-in-review of developments in Italian Constitutional Law. We are grateful to Marta Cartabia, Pietro Faraguna, Michele Massa and Diletta Tega for this important contribution to the study of comparative public law. We hope this will serve as a model for other scholars interested in preparing similar reports on

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Published on March 4, 2016
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Call for Nominations: Harold Berman Prize for Excellence in Law & Religion Scholarship

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In my capacity as Chair of the AALS Section on Law & Religion, I have created a new award to recognize junior professors for scholarly excellence in the field. I invite our readers to nominate colleagues for the award, which will be named the “Harold Berman Prize.” Self-nominations are welcome

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Published on March 2, 2016
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A Way Out of Hyper-Reformism? A Project of Constitutional Reorganization and Consolidation in Mexico

—Andrea Pozas-Loyo, IIJ-UNAM Mexico has one of the world’s oldest and most amended constitutions: its 99-year old constitution has been amended 642 times. De jure, Mexico’s constitution is pretty rigid: amendments require three-quarters of the present members of congress and approval of the majority of the states’ legislatures. During the hegemonic-party period, the PRI had

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Published on March 2, 2016
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Norway: New Chief Justice Appointed to the Supreme Court

–Anine Kierulf, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo Law School As of today, March 1, 2016, the Norwegian Supreme Court has a new Chief Justice: Toril Øie, the first female Chief in its 200 years.[1] Øie replaces Tore Schei,[2] Chief Justice since 2002. Norwegian Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life,

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Published on March 1, 2016
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