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The New Selection Process for the Supreme Court of Canada: A Global Constitutionalism Perspective

—Maxime St-Hilaire, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke Earlier this week on Monday, October 17th, Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau announced the elevation of Justice Malcolm Rowe from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). Filling the vacancy left by Justice Thomas Cromwell’s

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Published on October 20, 2016
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Article Review/Response: Robert Leckey and Grant Hoole on Remedial Discretion

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review/Response Series, Grant Hoole reviews Robert Leckey’s recent article in I•CON on The Harms of Remedial Discretion. Leckey then responds to the review.] Review of Robert Leckey’s “The Harms of Remedial Discretion” —Grant Hoole, University of New South Wales Robert Leckey has raised an important dissenting voice challenging the

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Published on October 19, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Simon Drugda, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan) 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

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Published on October 17, 2016
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A Constitutional Reform Project for New Zealand

—Leonid Sirota, AUT Law School Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler, now both barristers with an academic past, the former also once an Attorney-General, Justice Minister, and briefly Prime Minister, have published a book arguing that New Zealand needs for a codified, entrenched constitution for New Zealand ― something the country famously lacks at present. They

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Published on October 14, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Constitutional Revolution in Germany–A Review of “The Forgotten Revolution?” by Stephan Jaggi

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Bruce Ackerman’s theory of “constitutional moments” has traveled the world as scholars have applied it outside the United States. Juliano Zaiden Benvindo has drawn from the theory to examine recent constitutional changes in Brazil, Sujit Choudhry has applied the theory to Canada in connection with Quebec secession, and Dario Castiglione has explored

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Published on October 13, 2016
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Developments in Belgian Constitutional Law: The Year 2015 in Review

[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth 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 and Romania.  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 October 12, 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 October 10, 2016
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Brexit–Why it Happened and What it Means for the UK and the EU

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on Brexit on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 4pm here on the campus of Boston College at 10 Stone Avenue. David Cameron, Professor of Political Science and Director of EU Studies at Yale University, will make remarks on “Brexit: Why it

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Published on October 6, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Pre-Constitution Constitutions–A Review of “The Constitutions that Shaped Us,” Edited by Laforest, Brouillet, Gagnon and Tanguay

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia recently hosted a symposium on The Declaration of Independence as Introduction to the Constitution. Organized by Alexander Tsesis, the symposium brought together one dozen scholars in conversation around the Declaration of Independence. Their symposium papers have been published in a special issue of

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Published on October 5, 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 October 3, 2016
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