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Nepal’s Constitution Drafting Process

Nepal is in the midst of drafting a new constitution to address the aspirations of the many ethnic, religious, and linguistic groups that call Nepal “home”. This is a tall order, especially given that this constitutional process is part of a larger peace process aimed at, among other things, ending the decade-long “People’s War” launched

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Published on August 13, 2009
Author:          Filed under: hp, Nepal, Terry Hoverter
 
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Book on Oakes

Published on August 11, 2009
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Political Donations in Japan

A new article about the law of political donations in Japan: In Japan, there has been increased scrutiny of companies’ general participation in the political process, in particular political campaign contributions. Over the past decade, Japan has placed new restrictions on companies’ political giving and has required greater disclosure of campaign contributions. Increasingly, shareholders are

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Published on August 11, 2009
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Political Donations in Japan

A new article about the law of political donations in Japan: In Japan, there has been increased scrutiny of companies’ general participation in the political process, in particular political campaign contributions. Over the past decade, Japan has placed new restrictions on companies’ political giving and has required greater disclosure of campaign contributions. Increasingly, shareholders are

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Published on August 11, 2009
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The Sociology of Comparative Constitutional Scholarship

poli sci/non-US focus

Published on August 10, 2009
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Legal Rights in China

An interesting story here about the detention of a legal rights activist in China.

Published on August 10, 2009
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Helmke and Rosenbluth on Judicial Independence

Gretchen Helmke, who has written earlier on many topics, including the politics of constitutional review in Argentina, has a new paper (gated) with Frances Rosenbluth about judicial independence from a comparative perspective: According to popular wisdom, judicial independence and the rule of law are essential features of modern democracy. Drawing on the growing comparative literature

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Published on August 8, 2009
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The Spread of the Jury Trial

David Law’s excellent post (if you liked that, you should read his great article on Japan, employing a relatively new, interview-based strategy for studying comparative constitutional law, an article which Ran Hirschl also referenced) reminded me to draw attention to a new article on the spread of the jury trial around the world. The abstract

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Published on August 8, 2009
Author:          Filed under: David Fontana, hp, jury system
 
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Comparative Constitutional Law and Visiting Professors

Yes, I admit it: I read Brian Leiter’s Blog. While it might not be as hard to admit that as it is to admit that I also read Above the Law, not all law professors freely admit that they read Leiter’s Blog. But of the many sources of helpful information it provides, one is information

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Published on August 8, 2009
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Investigations and the Supreme Court of Mexico

According to The New York Times, the Supreme Court of Mexico will be setting up a commission to investigate a fire at a day care center in June that resulted in 49 deaths.

Published on August 7, 2009
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