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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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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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Early Warning Signs of Abusive Constitutionalism in Indonesia: Pandemic as Pretext

–Stefanus Hendrianto, University of San Francisco Introduction On March 31, 2020, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, commonly known as Jokowi, issued Government Regulation in lieu of Law of the Republic of Indonesia No. 1 of 2020 on the National Finance and Financial System Stability Policy for Handling Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and/or in Order

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Published on June 20, 2020
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Book Review: Hilary Hogan on Oliver Gerstenberg’s “Euroconstitutionalism and its Discontents”

[Editor’s Note: This installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series features a review of Oliver Gerstenberg, Euroconstitutionalism and its Discontents (Oxford University Press, 2019).] —Hilary Hogan, Trinity College Dublin In Euroconstitutionalism and its Discontents, Professor Oliver Gerstenberg makes a compelling case for a democratic experimentalist vision of constitutional adjudication. Courts, he argues “can induce debate and deliberation

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Published on June 17, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

–Boldizsár-Szentgáli Tóth, Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Etvos Loránd University 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

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Published on June 15, 2020
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Constitutionalism in the Time of Corona

—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.] It’s been said that when democracy dies, it is rarely pronounced dead on the scene.[1] Often, though, we can point to a definitive time when democracy gasps

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Published on June 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 June 8, 2020
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