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Attacks on Courts: Taking Wider Lessons from Recent Irish Supreme Court Revelations

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law The past week has seen the launch of an unprecedented book detailing the inner workings of the Supreme Court of Ireland, which provides potentially useful general insights into how courts deal with political attacks.[1] The new book, by a leading journalist, Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, has laid

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Published on September 8, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: A Constitutional Convention in the United States? A Review of “In Conventional Wisdom: The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution” by John Vile

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The New York Times recently published an article speculating on the possibility of an imminent constitutional convention in the United States. The piece identified a balanced-budget amendment proposal as the catalyst for the convention: So far, 28 states have adopted resolutions calling for a convention on a balanced-budget amendment,

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Published on September 7, 2016
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What’s New in 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 public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for our

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Published on September 5, 2016
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The Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment Doctrine and the Reform of the Judiciary in Colombia

—Mario Cajas Sarria, Icesi University, Colombia In the past few months, the Colombian Constitutional Court surprised the government, citizens, and legal scholars by issuing two decisions which struck down two bodies created by legislative act 1 of 2015, a constitutional reform that aimed at a broad constitutional overhaul of the separation of powers. The Court

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Published on September 1, 2016
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