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Public Law in Crisis? (I·CON Volume 15, Issue 3: Editorial)

We invited Sabino Cassese, member of the I.CON Board of Editors, to write a Guest Editorial.  Public law in crisis? Developments in the last century Public law has greatly changed in the last century. It has lost several elements: the guidance from Roman law (Section 1.1); the compass of sovereignty (Section 1.2); its exclusively nationalistic

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Published on November 10, 2017
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 15 Issue 3 Table of Contents Editorial In Memoriam: Norman Dorsen (1930-2017) I.CONic Interview Ruth Rubio Marin and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Notorious RBG”: A conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Articles Toni Marzal, From Hercules to Pareto: of bathos, proportionality and EU law Neil Duxbury, Judicial disapproval as a constitutional

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Published on November 10, 2017
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Book Review: Eric C. Christiansen on Angioletta Sperti’s “Constitutional Courts, Gay Rights and Sexual Orientation Equality”

[Note: In this installment of  I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Eric C. Christiansen reviews Angioletta Sperti’s “Constitutional Courts, Gay Rights and Sexual Orientation Equality” (Hart Publishing, 2017).] —Eric C. Christiansen, Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California USA and Visiting Fulbright Professor, University of Valencia, Spain. Angioletta Sperti’s new book is

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Published on November 10, 2017
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Developments in Dutch Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Dutch 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. —Nick Efthymiou, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Roel de Lange, Erasmus University Rotterdam I. Introduction In this contribution, we will first give a

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Published on November 7, 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 around

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Published on November 6, 2017
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Developments in UK Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on United Kingdom 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. –Stephen Tierney*    Asanga Welikala+    Tom Gerald Dalyǂ I. Introduction The idea of ‘union’ was the central constitutional focus for the United

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Habea(r)s Corpus: Some Thoughts on the Role of Habeas Corpus in the Evolution of Animal Rights

—Saskia Stucki, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, and Juan C. Herrera, former law clerk of the Constitutional Court of Colombia and currently PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant of Constitutional Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra UPF, Barcelona Earlier this year, a spectacled bear named “Chucho” was given his proverbial

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Published on November 4, 2017
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Developments in Cameroonian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Cameroonian 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. —Charles Manga Fombad, Professor of Law, Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria,

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Published on November 2, 2017
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Electoral Authoritarianism Revisited (I-CONnect Column)

—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of 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. For more information about our four columnists for

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Published on November 1, 2017
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Is Ecuador Heading Towards a Constitutional Crisis?

–Mauricio Guim, S.J.D. candidate and Presidential Fellow in Data Science, University of Virginia School of Law & Augusto Verduga, LL.M. candidate, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador The Republic of Ecuador is going through one of the most interesting transitions in the world. This past summer, in a contested election that almost tore the country

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Published on November 1, 2017
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