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I-CONnect Symposium on “The Euro-Crisis Ten Years Later: A Constitutional Appraisal”–Part III–Crisis and Tax Reforms in Greece: Towards Judicial Empowerment as a Means to Overcome Administrative Deficiencies

[Editor’s Note: This is the third entry in our symposium on the “The Euro-Crisis Ten Years Later: A Constitutional Appraisal.” The introduction to the symposium is available here, Part I is available here, and Part II is available here.] —Stylianos-Ioannis Koutnatzis, Democritus University of Thrace, Law School; and Georgios Dimitropoulos, HBKU College of Law & Public Policy

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Published on February 22, 2019
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The Venezuelan Presidential Crisis

—Rolando Seijas-Bolinaga, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge The leader of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, was sworn in as Venezuelan interim President before a crowd on one of Caracas’ largest avenues on January 23. A week before, Nicolas Maduro, was also sworn in as President before members of the Supreme Court. Are there now

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Published on February 21, 2019
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I-CONnect Symposium on “The Euro-Crisis Ten Years Later: A Constitutional Appraisal”–Part II: Budgetary Procedures under the Irish Constitution

[Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in our symposium on the “The Euro-Crisis Ten Years Later: A Constitutional Appraisal.” The introduction to the symposium is available here and Part I is available here.] –Ailbhe O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin Collins v. Minister for Finance [2016] IESC 73 required the Irish Supreme Court to explore for the first

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Published on February 21, 2019
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I-CONnect Symposium on “The Euro-Crisis Ten Years Later: A Constitutional Appraisal”–Part I: The Eurozone Crisis and the Rise of the Portuguese Constitutional Court

[Editor’s Note: This is the first entry in our symposium on the “The Euro-Crisis Ten Years Later: A Constitutional Appraisal.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] –Teresa Violante, Goethe University Frankfurt and Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law The story of how the Eurozone crisis was particularly harsh on Portugal is well

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Published on February 20, 2019
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I-CONnect Symposium–The Euro-Crisis Ten Years Later: A Constitutional Appraisal–Introduction

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a one-week symposium on the 10-year anniversary of the Euro crisis. We are grateful to our conveners–Professors Pietro Faraguna, Cristina Fasone, and Diletta Tega–for assembling a diverse group of scholars to explore this important moment in European history.] —Pietro Faraguna, University of Trieste; Cristina Fasone, University of Rome «LUISS

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Published on February 19, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Gaurav Mukherjee, S.J.D. Candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law, 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.

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Published on February 18, 2019
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Conference on “The Future of Liberal Democracy” at the University of Texas Law School

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin Along with my faculty colleague Sanford Levinson, I am hosting an international conference on The Future of Liberal Democracy, later this week here at the University of Texas at Austin. All are invited to attend. The program will feature many members

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Published on February 17, 2019
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Constitutional Retrogression in Indonesia

–Abdurrachman Satrio, Researcher at the Center for State Policy Studies, Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University Constitutional retrogression, as defined by Aziz Huq and Tom Ginsburg, occurs when democratically elected rulers use formal legal measures to undermine democracy gradually.[1] In this post, I will argue that Indonesia – the most stable democratic country in Southeast Asia

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Published on February 15, 2019
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Five Questions with Elaine Mak

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law, 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 a short video interview with Elaine Mak, Professor of Jurisprudence and Vice-Dean for Education at the Faculty

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Published on February 14, 2019
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Russia’s Contested Constitutional Review

—William Partlett, Melbourne Law School [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 2019,

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Published on February 13, 2019
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