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Book Review: Malcolm Feeley on “Ministers of Justice in Comparative Perspective” (Piotr Mikuli, Natalie Fox, and Radosław Puchta, eds.)

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Malcolm Feeley reviews Piotr Mikuli, Natalie Fox, and Radosław Puchta’s book on Ministers of Justice in Comparative Perspective (Eleven Publishing, 2019).] —Malcolm Feeley, Claire Sanders Clements Dean’s Professor, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley This book addresses the age old question,

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Published on June 6, 2020
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The EU Judiciary After Weiss – Proposing A New Mixed Chamber of the Court of Justice: A Position Paper

—Daniel Sarmiento, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and J.H.H. Weiler, NYU School of Law There is little point in rehearsing in length, yet again, the all too justified laments about the unfortunate decision of the German Constitutional Court (“BVerfG”)  in the case of Weiss on the European Central Bank’s public asset purchase program. Given the trivial

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Published on June 2, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Maja Sahadžić, Research Fellow (University of Antwerp) 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 for

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Published on June 1, 2020
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Special Undergraduate Series–Uganda’s Recent Decision on Public Order Management Act, 2013: When the Constitutional Court Failed Constitutional Interpretation

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution —Rahul Garg, National Law University, Jodhpur, and Paras Ahuja, National Law University, Jodhpur On 26th March, 2020, the Constitutional Court of Uganda, in a five-judge bench decision, held Section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013 [hereinafter, “POMA”] to be in violation of the Constitution

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Published on May 31, 2020
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Convocatoria Primer Número en Español: International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON)

El International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) tiene el placer de invitar a la comunidad académica hispanoparlante a enviar artículos originales para ser publicados en el primer número que ICON publicará completamente en español.   ICON busca generar un espacio internacional para la comunidad académica hispanoparlante interesada en el estudio del derecho público, mediante la

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Published on May 30, 2020
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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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