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The Challenge of Interpretation and the 1988 Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Gustavo Ferreira Santos and João Paulo Allain Teixeira, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Federal University of Pernambuco, and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development  (CNPq) Brazil enacted a new constitution in 1988, looking for

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Published on October 11, 2018
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Between Past and Future: The 30 Years of the Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: This is the first entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Cristiano Paixão and Paulo Blair,University of Brasília Constitutions exist in time. Not only the the linear count of the days, months and years in which they seek to provide a legal and political

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Published on October 10, 2018
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Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium: 30 Years of the 1988 Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a one-week symposium on the 30th anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution. We are grateful to our conveners, Professors Glauco Salomão Leite and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to explore this pivotal and turbulent moment in Brazilian constitutionalism.] —Glauco Salomão Leite, Catholic University of Pernambuco and University of Pernambuco & Juliano

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Published on October 9, 2018
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty 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 the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant

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Published on October 8, 2018
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Why has the Constitution of the Philippines Endured for 31 Years Without Amendment?

–Michael Henry Yusingco, Ateneo Policy Center President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in July 2016 with the commitment to shepherd the transition of the Philippines to a federal form of government, an undertaking that requires a revision of the country’s constitution. Notably, the current Philippine constitution has stood for three decades without any amendment. This is

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Published on October 4, 2018
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Smoke Signals: What to Make of Marijuana Liberalization (I-CONnect Column)

—James Fowkes, University of Münster Faculty 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

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Published on October 2, 2018
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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 October 1, 2018
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