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Brexit: Court Decisions Reopen Arguments

—Susan Sterett, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Center for Public Administration and Policy Sitting in a field in the English countryside last July by a campfire, my London friends and I talked about Brexit and what it might mean for their friends and their work. Would their European friends who lived in England have to

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Published on November 12, 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 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 7, 2016
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Legal Limits on Beijing’s Powers of Interpretation?

[Cross-posted from HKU Legal Scholarship Blog. The original post, published on November, 3, 2016, appears here.] –Cora Chan, Hong Kong University There are speculations that Beijing’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) will issue an interpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law to bar two legislators-elect in Hong Kong from taking office. This piece expounds the

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Published on November 5, 2016
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The Crisis of Judicial Independence in Hong Kong

—Wilson Yuen, MA (University of Chicago, ’16), JD (The University of Hong Kong, ’12), BA (University of California, Los Angeles ’10) In the 2016 Legislative Council (LegCo) General Election, Youngspiration, one of the political parties founded after the 2014 “umbrella revolution,” managed to send Mr. Sixtus Leung Chung Hang and Miss Yau Wai Ching to

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Published on November 4, 2016
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Developments in Swedish Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the fifth 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 and Belgium. As we have done in the past, we reiterate our sincere thanks to our contributors for how much they have contributed

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Published on November 2, 2016
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