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A Peek at the Soft Underbelly of Constitutions: The Politics of No-Confidence Votes (I-CONnect Column)

—Renáta Uitz, Central European University [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 2018,

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Published on February 28, 2018
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Book Review: Matteo De Nes on Nicola Lupo & Giovanni Piccirilli’s “The Italian Parliament in the European Union”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Matteo De Nes reviews The Italian Parliament in the European Union (Oxford: Hart 2017) edited by Nicola Lupo & Giovanni Piccirilli.] –Matteo De Nes, Post-doc Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Padua, Italy Nicola Lupo and Giovanni Piccirilli’s edited book addresses a very hot topic in the recent

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Published on February 27, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Gaurav Mukherjee, S.J.D. Candidate, 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 submit relevant developments

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Published on February 26, 2018
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The Politics behind the Latest Advisory Opinions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

—Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia[1] The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, IACtHR) recently made public the text of its two latest advisory opinions, In OC-24/17 the Court was of the opinion that the change of name and identity documents ought to be consistent with the self-perceived gender identities, reason why individuals should

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Published on February 24, 2018
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Five Questions with Farrah Ahmed

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin 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 Farrah Ahmed, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research at Melbourne Law School. Her full bio follows below: Farrah Ahmed is an Associate

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Published on February 23, 2018
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Weak-Form Judicial Review as a Way of Legally Facilitating Constitutional Moments?

—Richard Mailey, University of Trier, Lecturer in English Law and Terminology Since the passage of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, the idea of “weak-form judicial review”[1] has sparked a significant level of academic interest, and has been adopted in amended form by New Zealand and the UK in the framing of their

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Published on February 22, 2018
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Article Review: Rajesh K. Reddy on Jessica Eisen’s Animals in the Constitutional State

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review Series, Rajesh K. Reddy reviews Jessica Eisen’s article Animals in the Constitutional State, which appears in the current issue of I•CON. Eisen’s full article is available for free here.] —Rajesh K. Reddy, Interim Director, Animal Law LL.M. Program, Lewis & Clark Law School It is no longer a given that

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Published on February 20, 2018
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Je Suis Achbita! (I·CON Volume 15, Issue 4: Editorial)

—J.H.H. Weiler, University Professor, European Union Jean Monnet Chair, New York University Law School; Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law Editorial: Je Suis Achbita! Achbita, decided in March 2017 is not a run of the mill case. It raised what I think are hugely difficult conceptual legal issues. It also comes at a delicate moment in

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Published on February 20, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

—Nausica Palazzo, Ph.D. researcher in Comparative Constitutional Law (University of Trento) 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 February 19, 2018
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

Volume 15 Issue 4 Table of Contents Editorial Honor Roll of Reviewers 2017 Articles Jessica Eisen, Animals in the constitutional state William Partlett, The American tradition of constituent power Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg, The forms and limits of constitutions as political insurance Elisa D’Alterio, Integrity of the public sector and controls: A new challenge

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Published on February 16, 2018
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