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Ten Good Reads for Christmas — Editor-in-Chief’s Choices for 2016

—J. H. H. Weiler, Co-Editor-in-Chief, I•CON As is now our custom, I list 10 of the books I read during the last year which stood out and which I do not hesitate to recommend to our readers. The law books – seven in all – are actually all relatively recent. Though typically I list the books

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Published on December 20, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, LL.M in Comparative Constitutional Law (Central European University, Budapest) 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

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Published on December 18, 2016
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Reminder–Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Symposium on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution”

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a symposium on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution,” to be held at the University of Tokyo on December 17-18, 2016. The program will feature keynote addresses by Yoichi Higuchi (University of Tokyo/Japan Academy) and Sanford Levinson (University of Texas-Austin). More information follows below.

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Published on December 13, 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 December 12, 2016
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The Austrian Presidential Crisis of 2016

—Konrad Lachmayer, Vienna The Austrian presidential election, now finally over as of December 4, produced a remarkable result. For the first time a candidate from the Green Party became head of state in Europe. The real story of the Austrian presidential campaign, however, is something else: the president-elect had already won the run-off vote in May 2016. The

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Published on December 9, 2016
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REMINDER–Deadline December 15, 2016–Call for Papers–Symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform–Pisa, Italy–24 May 2017

Symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation In memory of Alessandro Pizzorusso Scuola Sant’Anna Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33 Pisa, Italy Convened by Giuseppe Martinico Richard Albert Antonia Baraggia Cristina Fasone 24 May 2017 Pisa, Italy This Symposium will convene a group

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Published on December 8, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan) Developments in Constitutional Courts The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt struck down a provision of the protest law (Act No. 107) that permits the country’s Interior Minister to cancel scheduled protests. The Constitutional Court of Romania referred a same-sex couple’s marriage case to the European Court of Justice.

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Published on December 5, 2016
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The Italian Constitutional Challenge: An Overview of the Upcoming Referendum

—Lorenza Violini, Full Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Milan, and Antonia Baraggia, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Milan As it is well known, Italy is in the midst of a great constitutional reform, which–if approved by the referendum that will be held on December 4th–will modify 47 Articles of the Constitution (corresponding to 33% of the

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Published on December 2, 2016
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Developments in Spanish Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the ninth 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, Lithuania and Indonesia. As we have done in the past, we extend our sincere thanks to our contributors for how

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Published on December 1, 2016
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Symposium on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution”

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a symposium on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution,” to be held at the University of Tokyo on December 17-18, 2016. The program will feature keynote addresses by Yoichi Higuchi (University of Tokyo/Japan Academy) and Sanford Levinson (University of Texas-Austin). Symposium participants include Tsunemasa

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Published on December 1, 2016
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