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Governments of National Unity: A Potential Solution to Legitimacy Crises Caused by the Pandemic

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] One of the social distancing measures that some governments have considered (or indeed already implemented) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is delaying

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Published on May 27, 2020
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COVID-19 and the Bound Executive

—Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago, and Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a wide variety of governmental responses as it makes its way around the globe, and scholars have been tracking them from many different angles. In a new paper, we argue that the pandemic response should modify our understanding about

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Published on May 26, 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 scholarly

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Published on May 25, 2020
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Special Undergraduate Series–COVID-19: The Indian Supreme Court’s Abdication of Constitutional Duty

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution —Prannv Dhawan, National Law School of India University, and Anmol Jain, National Law University, Jodhpur Judicial restraint is necessary in dealing with the powers of another co-ordinate bench of the government; but restraint cannot imply abdication of the responsibility of walking on that edge. —Supreme Court

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Published on May 23, 2020
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Pandemic and States of Emergency: A Comparative Perspective

–Alejandro Cortés-Arbeláez, Universidad El Bosque[1] In recent constitutional debates there has been an ongoing discussion about the use and abuse of states of emergency as a tool for implementing drastic measures in order to stop, or at least slow down, the pandemic of the new coronavirus SARS-COV2, which causes the COVID-19 disease. “As states of

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Published on May 22, 2020
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ICON Volume 18, Issue 1: Editorial

COVID-19 and I•CON [The editorial on COVID-19 and I•CON was already run on the ICONnect blog and can be found here.] We invited Marta Cartabia, member of I•CON’s Advisory Board and President of the Italian Constitutional Court, to write a Guest Editorial. Courts’ relations In her seminal book Law’s Relations, which deserves attention for many

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Published on May 21, 2020
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ICON’s Latest Issue: Table of Contents

Volume 18 Issue 1 Table of Contents Editorial Afterword: Ran Hirschl and Ayelet Shachar and their critics Michèle Finck, Constitutional imaginations of the state: Afterword to the Foreword by Ran Hirschl and Ayelet Shachar Jaclyn L. Neo, Space still matters: Toward even more pluralism in public law: Afterword to the Foreword by Ran Hirschl and

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Published on May 19, 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 May 18, 2020
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We Teach and Learn Online. Are We All Digital Citizens Now? Lessons on Digital Citizenship from the Lockdown

—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.] Over the past several decades, public administrations, universities, and schools have been debating whether and how to automate administrative procedures and invest in remote learning and working. In

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Published on May 13, 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 May 11, 2020
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