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Special Undergraduate Series–The Doctrine of Vested Interest and India’s Unconstitutional Ban on E-Cigarettes

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution –Nihal Sahu and Vedantha Sai, B.A. LLB (Hons.) Students, The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi On the 18th of September, 2019, the President of India promulgated an ordinance prohibiting electronic cigarettes, imposing penalties up to one year of imprisonment and a fine of one

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Published on February 29, 2020
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Enter Friends of Court: Amicus Briefs in Slovakia

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen The Slovak Parliament passed a new organising act on the Constitutional Court in 2019, which for the first time recognised the admissibility of unsolicited amicus briefs.[1] This post examines the design of the device and its functional alternatives in Slovak constitutional law. Amici Curiae, or “friends

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Published on February 27, 2020
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Crying Wolf: The Emergency Comes Before the U.S. Supreme Court

—Andrea Scoseria Katz, NYU School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] On Saturday, February 22, the United States Supreme Court granted an emergency request by the Trump administration to suspend a lower federal court order blocking a

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Published on February 26, 2020
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Myanmar’s Military-Allied Party Proposes Constitutional Amendment Increasing Civilian Powers

–Jason Gelbort, Legal Consultant On February 25, the union parliament of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) began debating bills to amend the military-drafted 2008 constitution,[1] including a proposal from the military-allied Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) that could significantly redraw the constitutional balance of powers between the military and the parliamentary-elected president. Among the

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Published on February 25, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Eman Muhammad Rashwan, PhD. Candidate in the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE), Hamburg University, Germany; Assistant Lecturer of Public Law, Cairo University, Egypt. 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

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Published on February 24, 2020
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Special 20 Percent Discount–New Book–“Revolutionary Constitutionalism”

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin I-CONnect is pleased to share a special 20% discount code for our readers interested in a new book entitled Revolutionary Constitutionalism (Hart 2020). To order this book at the discount rate, enter code CV7 at checkout here. Here is the

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Published on February 20, 2020
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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 17, 2020
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How are Constitutional Theocracies Born?

—Yvonne Tew, Georgetown University Law Center [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here. For a fuller discussion of the ideas in this post, see Yvonne Tew, Stealth Theocracy, 58 Va. J. Int’l L. 31 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3287923.] Religion appears

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Published on February 12, 2020
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Symposium: Football Feminism–Global Governance Perspectives

–The Editors The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU School Law will host a two-day symposium – Football Feminism: Global Governance Perspectives – on February 24 & 25, 2020. The symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world to critically examine the transnational system of

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Published on February 11, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Teodora Miljojkovic, PhD student, Central European University, Budapest/Vienna 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 10, 2020
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