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New President at the FCC & Some Thoughts on the Appointment Process

Last week, Hans-Jürgen Papier retired from his position as President of the Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) and chief judge of the First Senate upon expiration of his 12 year term on the court. His successor as President is the former Vice-President of the Court Andreas Voßkuhle (FCC press release in German here). Voßkuhle concurrently serves

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Published on March 23, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Claudia Haupt, Germany, hp, judicial appointments
 
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More on Constitutional Concerns regarding EU Data Retention Directive

Readers will likely recall that the German Federal Constitutional Court earlier this month held unconstitutional a German law requiring the retention of certain telecommunication data (German decision here, German press reports in English here and here). The law that was invalidated transposed Directive 2006/24/EC, passed largely in response to the Madrid and London bombings, into

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More on Constitutional Concerns regarding EU Data Retention Directive

Published on March 15, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Uncategorized
 
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Popular Consultation in Sudan

Tom, you’re right to highlight Sudan as a possible “hot spot” for constitutional reform in 2010 (and beyond), but not necessarily in the context of “crisis.” This isn’t to say some sort of crisis is out of the question (or even unlikely), but it is not the only scenario in which meaningful constitutional reform might

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Published on January 8, 2010
Author:          Filed under: constitutional change, consultation, federalism, hp, Jason Gluck, Sudan
 
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Addendum to Iraq’s Election Quandary

The Speaker of Iraq’s Parliament acknowledge today the inevitability of a “constitutional and legislative vacuum” as a result of the unavoidable gap between the end of the current Parliament’s legislative term and the time before elections can be conducted and a new Parliament and government formed — about two months by the Speaker’s estimation. The

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Published on December 8, 2009
Author:          Filed under: constitutional politics, election, hp, iraq, Jason Gluck
 
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The Election Law Passed But Iraq Still Stands To Miss a Constitutional Dead Line

The impasse over Iraq’s election law has now caused United Nations officials to publicly admit what many have feared for weeks — Iraq is going to miss its constitutionally mandated deadline for parliamentary elections. Delays this past summer and fall were do to two key disagreements among Iraqi law-makers: (1) whether to have open or

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Published on December 7, 2009
Author:          Filed under: constitutional law, election, hp, iraq, Jason Gluck
 
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Iraq’s Elections

The impasse over Iraq’s election law has now caused UN officials to publicly admit what many have known for weeks — Iraq is going to miss its constitutionally mandated deadline for parliamentary elections. At first it was disagreement over how to handle Iraq’s disputed territory of Kirkuk that prevented parliamentarians from passing an election law

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Published on December 4, 2009
Author:          Filed under: Uncategorized
 
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Egypt’s New Chief Justice

Over the summer a new chief justice was appointed to the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt (the SCC). The appointment of Farouk Sultan was controversial in Egypt. Justice Sultan does not have a distinguished judicial background and is widely thought to lack independence from the executive . The appointment raises all sorts of interesting questions

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State Constitutionalism and the Comparative Project

First, thanks to Zach Elkins and Tom Ginsburg, master scholars, impressarios of the great comparative constitutionalism project, and all-around good guys, for inviting me to guest blog on state constitutionalism and state con law. Second, by way of introduction, I am the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas, recently

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Published on September 4, 2009
Author:          Filed under: constitutional design, hp, United States
 
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Iraq’s Constitutional Review Committee Delivers its Final Report to Parliament

The Iraq Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) submitted its final report to the Iraq Parliament on July 27 with little notice or fanfare – over two and half years after it began its constitutionally mandated comprehensive review, the report comes in at 68 pages (in English) and represents dozens of proposed amendments to the 2005 Constitution.

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Published on August 20, 2009
Author:          Filed under: amendment, constitutional change, federalism, hp, iraq, Jason Gluck