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Where do Justice Ginsburg and Justice Hale—and Judicial Independence—Go from Here?

—Brian Christopher Jones, Liverpool Hope University Both of these influential and widely respected justices have recently tested the limits of judicial speech through provocative and ill-timed statements.[1] Back in July, Justice Ginsburg exclaimed, “I can’t imagine what the country would be—with Donald Trump as our president”, then called Trump a “faker”, and even suggested that she

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Published on November 30, 2016
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Call for Papers–The Separation of Powers: A Global Constitutional Dialogue–Milan, Italy

International Symposium on The Separation of Powers A Global Constitutional Dialogue Inspired by Prof. Giovanni Bognetti’s book: La Separazione dei Poteri Monday, May 22nd 2017, Sala Napoleonica via Sant’Antonio 12, Milan, Italy Convened by Antonia Baraggia Luca Pietro Vanoni Richard Albert Cristina Fasone Subject-Matter of Symposium Arguably no idea has been more central to democratic

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Published on November 29, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Angelique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Diplômée notaire, LL.M  In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in 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 November 28, 2016
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Developments in Indonesian Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment in our Year-in-Review series. We welcome similar reports from scholars around the world on their own jurisdictions for publication on I-CONnect. Earlier year-in-review reports have been published on Italy, the Slovak Republic, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. As we have done in the past, we extend our sincere thanks to our contributors for how

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Published on November 25, 2016
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Developments in Lithuanian Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the seventh installment in our Year-in-Review series. We welcome similar reports from scholars around the world on their own jurisdictions for publication on I-CONnect. Earlier year-in-review reports have been published on Italy, the Slovak Republic, Romania, Belgium, Sweden and the Czech Republic. As we have done in the past, we reiterate our sincere thanks to our contributors for how much

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Published on November 22, 2016
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Call for Papers–Phanor J. Eder LL.B/J.D. Prize in Comparative Law

The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (YCC) is pleased to invite submissions for the Phanor J. Eder LL.B./J.D. Prize in Comparative Law, in connection with its Sixth Annual Conference, to be held on April 28-29, 2017, at Koç University Law School in Istanbul, Turkey. The Phanor J. Eder Prize is named

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Published on November 22, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Alexandria University (Egypt) In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in 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 weekly

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Published on November 21, 2016
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Constitutional Ignorance and Democratic Decay: Breaking the Feedback Loop

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law In September 2014 at the University of Texas, US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas warned of ‘constitutional ignorance’. Exhorting the audience to familiarise themselves with the text of the US Constitution, he stated: ‘I bet you more people have read the instructions on how to use

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Published on November 17, 2016
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Developments in Czech Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the sixth installment in our Year-in-Review series. We welcome similar reports from scholars around the world on their own jurisdictions for publication on I-CONnect. Earlier year-in-review reports have been published on Italy, the Slovak Republic, Romania, Belgium and Sweden. As we have done in the past, we reiterate our sincere thanks to our contributors for how much they have

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Published on November 16, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Rohan Alva, Advocate, New Delhi In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in 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 weekly

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Published on November 14, 2016
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