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Book Review: Katalin Kelemen on András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre & Giulio Itzcovich’s “Comparative Constitutional Reasoning”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Katalin Kelemen reviews András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre & Giulio Itzcovich’s book on Comparative Constitutional Reasoning (Cambridge 2017)] —Katalin Kelemen, Associate Professor in Law, Örebro University, Sweden This gap-filling edited collection on comparative constitutional reasoning is the final product of a five-year research project, involving 25 scholars from four

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Published on December 31, 2017
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Developments in Chilean Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Chilean 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. —Iván Aróstica, Justice of the Chilean Constitutional Court & Universidad del Desarrollo; Sergio Verdugo, Universidad del Desarrollo & JSD candidate, New York

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Conference Report: Sacred/Secular Space Workshop on Law and Religion

–John Joseph Wamwara, Dooyeweerd (SJD) Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law; Law Lecturer, Moi University and Catholic University of Eastern Africa This conference, held on December 24-25, 2017, was jointly organized by Radzyner Law School at IDC Herzliya, and the the Restoring Religious Freedom Project at Emory

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Published on December 28, 2017
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Independence Referenda Through the Prism of Kurdistan (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 December 27, 2017
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Special Undergraduate Series–Seventy Years of Accession: Reflections on Article 370 of the Indian Constitution

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students LL.B. Student Contribution —Zaid Deva, Candidate for B.A/LL.B (Hons.), Gujarat National Law University, India; Founding Editor, Indian Journal of Constitutional & Administrative Law Article 370, as the House will remember, is a part of certain transitional provisional arrangements. It is not a permanent part of the constitution. As

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Published on December 27, 2017
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Developments in Hungarian Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Hungarian 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. —Eszter Bodnár, Assistant Professor at Eötvös Loránd University; Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz, Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social

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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 December 25, 2017
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Developments in Czech Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Czech 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. —Martin Kopa, Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty of Palacký University, Olomouc; Maxim Tomoszek, Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty of Palacký University,

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Published on December 24, 2017
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The Judiciary as Second-Best Political Strategy: The Never-Ending Debate over the Presumption of Innocence in Brazil

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo & Fernando José Gonçalves Acunha, University of Brasília In February 2016, one of us wrote a post on I-CONnect focusing on the Brazilian Supreme Court’s new precedent on the presumption of innocence.[1] The decision carried out a major shift by allowing criminal sentences to be enforced once a judgment has been affirmed

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Some Panels of Interest at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The next edition of the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools will be held in San Diego on January 3-6, 2018. There are several programs of interest to our readers. I’ve taken the liberty of identifying a few of them below. The full program is available

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Published on December 22, 2017
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