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Constitutional “Vaccination”: China’s National Security Law-Making for Hong Kong

—P. Y. Lo, LLB (Lond.), PhD (HKU), Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong A cartoon appeared in the US press several months ago, probably before COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic, with this caption: ‘That’s odd: My Facebook friends who were constitutional scholars just a month ago are now infectious disease experts …’. This post introduces

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Published on June 30, 2020
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Five Questions with Jill Goldenziel

—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 her research and writing. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Jill Goldenziel, Associate Professor, Marine Corps University-Command

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Published on June 30, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Swapnil Tripathi, Attorney, India Developments in Constitutional Courts The Burundi Constitutional Court ruled that President-elect Evariste Ndyaishimiye should be sworn-in as soon as possible. The Supreme Court of India allowed the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath (procession) subject to strict guidelines. The Ukraine Constitutional Court declared Article 375 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code as unconstitutional,

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Published on June 29, 2020
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Language and the Constitution of Bangladesh–In Memory of Professor Anisuzzaman

—Emraan Azad, Lecturer, Department of Law, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) (1) This Constitution may be cited as the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and shall come into force on the sixteenth day of December, 1972, in this Constitution referred to as the commencement of this Constitution. (2) There shall be an authentic

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Published on June 28, 2020
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“The Parliament Is Dead, Long Live the Court”: Thirty Years after the Rise of the Taiwan Constitutional Court from the Ashes of Taiwan’s Very Long Parliament

–Ming-Sung Kuo, Associate Professor of Law, University of Warwick; and Hui-Wen Chen, Research Assistant, University of Warwick Born Again Thirty Years Ago  Seventy years is a milestone for any constitutional court in the world, including the Taiwan Constitutional Court (TCC), which celebrated its 70th birthday in 2018.  Yet, it is by putting Taiwan’s very long First

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Published on June 27, 2020
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On the Possible Legal and Political Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in México

—Andrea Pozas-Loyo, Legal Research Institute (IIJ), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Mexico is in the midst of a legal and political storm in which events unfold at an accelerated pace, where the prevalent perception is that of uncertainty in an increasingly polarized public arena. In what follows, I will use the concept of “critical

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Published on June 25, 2020
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“Constituent Power” and Referendums in Quebec: Instrumentalizing Sieyès?

—Maxime St-Hilaire, Université de Sherbrooke In Quebec nationalist constitutional thinking, the holding of a referendum is sometimes explicitly connected with the (somewhat fashionably) internationally revived idea of “pouvoir constituant”. Beyond proposals for referendums on secession or on the ratification of the constitution of an independent Quebec, there are now calls for holding a referendum on

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Published on June 24, 2020
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The Increasingly Thankless Task of Judicial Deference: A Conservative Court Struggles with Audacity and Incompetence in the Trump Administration

—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.] If recent polls are anything to go by, U.S. President Donald Trump’s chances for reelection in November 2020 look increasingly imperiled. This weekend, a dismal turnout

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Published on June 24, 2020
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Five Questions with Stacy Douglas

—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 her research and writing. This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Stacy Douglas, Associate Professor in the Department of

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Published on June 23, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Pedro Arcain Riccetto, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. 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

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Published on June 22, 2020
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