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COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Distancing, and the Courts: Notes from Hong Kong

—P. Y. Lo, LLB (Lond.), Ph D (HKU), Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong COVID-19 has become a pandemic. To contain and delay the spread of this new strain of the coronavirus, personal hygiene (such as regular handwashing with soap and water) and social distancing (such as avoiding gatherings of large groups of people and working

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Published on March 14, 2020
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Automation of Public Services and Digital Exclusion

—Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] If you are reading this blogpost, you most certainly have the required digital skills to engage with your national or local digital government services. You can fill in

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Published on March 11, 2020
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The New Presidential Regime in Brazil: Constitutional Dismemberment and the Prospects of a Crisis

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Latin America is essentially presidential. All eighteen Latin American countries[1] adopt presidentialism as their system of government, but, comparatively to the U.S. Constitution’s “archetype,” Latin American presidents are normally granted expanded lawmaking and budgetary powers.[2] Brazil follows such a pattern, but

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Published on March 10, 2020
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Five Questions with Deepa Das Acevedo

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about scholarship. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Deepa Das Acevedo, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of

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Published on March 10, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Vini Singh, Assistant Professor & Doctoral Research Scholar, National Law University Jodhpur, India. 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

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Published on March 9, 2020
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Book Review: Jesse Hartery on “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” (George Anderson and Sujit Choudhry eds.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Jesse Hartery reviews Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions (George Anderson and Sujit Choudhry, eds., Oxford University Press, 2019). —Jesse Hartery will be a Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada during the 2020-2021 term. He is the recipient of the 2019 Ronald L. Watts Award from

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Published on March 5, 2020
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Conference on “The Imperial Presidency in the Twenty-First Century” at The University of Texas at Austin

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin Friends of I-CONnect are invited to a conference on “The Imperial Presidency in the Twenty-First Century,” to be held here at The University of Texas at Austin on March 26-28, 2020. I am hosting this conference along

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Published on March 3, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Maja Sahadžić, Research Fellow, University of Antwerp 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 for

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Published on March 2, 2020
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