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Five Questions with Laurence Claus

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. This edition of “Five Questions” features Laurence Claus, Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. His full bio follows below: Laurence Claus is Professor of Law at the

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Published on September 22, 2017
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The Superficiality of U.S. Confirmation Hearings and the Issue of Comparative Constitutional Law

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College In the last five confirmation hearings in the United States Senate for nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court (Roberts, 2005; Alito, 2006; Sotomayor, 2009; Kagan, 2010; and Gorsuch, 2017), the role of comparative constitutional law in the American constitutional system was one of the main questions. Very recently, in the confirmation

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Published on September 21, 2017
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Book Review: Giovanni Piccirilli on “Framing the Subjects and Objects of Contemporary EU Law” (Samo Bardutzky & Elaine Fahey eds., 2017)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Giovanni Piccirilli reviews Framing the Subjects and Objects of Contemporary EU Law (Samo Bardutzky & Elaine Fahey eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2017)] –Giovanni Piccirilli, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome The debate on the current status and the prospects of European integration has been more

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Published on September 19, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Angélique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris, France, Diplômée notaire, LL.M. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 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

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Published on September 18, 2017
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Contemplating the Future in the Era of Democratic Decay (I-CONnect Column)

—Tom Gerald Daly, Fellow, Melbourne Law School; Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.

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Published on September 15, 2017
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150 Years On: What is the Constitution of Canada?–Part 3 of 3–A Doctrinal Approach to the Problem of Identification

Editor’s Note: This is the third post in a three-part series to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. In their three posts, Maxime St-Hilaire, Patrick Baud and Éléna S. Drouin offer critical reflections on a provocative question: What is the Constitution of Canada? Their first post is available here and their second here. ––Maxime St-Hilaire,

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Published on September 14, 2017
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150 Years On: What is the Constitution of Canada?–Part 2 of 3–Amending the Supreme Law

Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a three-part series to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. In three separate posts, Maxime St-Hilaire, Patrick Baud and Éléna S. Drouin offer critical reflections on a provocative question: What is the Constitution of Canada? Their first post is available here. —Maxime St-Hilaire, Université de Sherbrooke; Patrick

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Published on September 13, 2017
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150 Years On: What is the Constitution of Canada?–Part 1 of 3–The Problem of Identification

Editor’s Note: Today we begin a three-day series to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. In three separate posts, Maxime St-Hilaire, Patrick Baud and Éléna S. Drouin offer critical reflections on a provocative question: What is the Constitution of Canada? We thank them for sharing their views in this forum. —Maxime St-Hilaire, Université de

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Published on September 12, 2017
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What’s New in Public Law

–Sandeep Suresh, Research Associate (Jindal Global Law School) 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

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Published on September 11, 2017
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Developments in Slovenian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Slovenian constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. –Matej Avbelj,* Jan Zobec,** Katarina Vatovec*** I. Introduction The year 2016 was symbolic for the Constitutional Court and the Slovenian

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Published on September 9, 2017
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