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Comparative Law in the Age of Trump (I-CONnect Column)

—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for 2017,

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Published on February 22, 2017
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Article Review: Ioanna Tourkochoriti on Jeremie Gilbert and David Keane’s “Equality versus fraternity? Rethinking France and its Minorities”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review Series, Ioanna Tourkochoriti reviews Jeremie Gilbert and David Keane’s “Equality versus fraternity? Rethinking France and its Minorities,” which appears in the current issue of I•CON. The full article is available for free here.] —Ioanna Tourkochoriti, National University of Ireland Galway Jeremie Gilbert and David Keane have written a very interesting

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Published on February 21, 2017
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Brazil’s Increasingly Politicized Supreme Court

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Brazil was faced with a tragic event this January. Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected members of the Brazilian Supreme Court, was one of the five victims of a plane crash into the sea near Paraty, a colonial town off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.

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Published on February 16, 2017
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The Impact of a Trump Presidency for Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Latin America (I-CONnect Column)

—Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more information about our four columnists for 2017,

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Published on February 9, 2017
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The Case for a Kinder, Gentler Brexit

—J.H.H. Weiler, University Professor, European Union Jean Monnet Chair, New York University Law School; Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law Of course, we know better than to be shooting at each other; but the post-June 23 relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union is woefully bellicose, and increasingly so. In tone and mood,

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Published on February 5, 2017
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The Irrelevance of Liberal Constitutionalists: Germany, India and the United States (I-CONnect Column)

—Menaka Guruswamy, Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Advocate, Supreme Court of India [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts. For more

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Published on January 25, 2017
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International Journal of Constitutional Law: Call for Reviews

—Michaela Hailbronner, University of Pretoria, South Africa ICON is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, and we are running a short series on books that have inspired us and shaped how we think about comparative law, public international law or human rights (all broadly defined). Some senior scholars and justices will be contributing to the series,

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Published on January 18, 2017
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On My Way Out IV – Teaching (I·CON 14, Issue 4: Editorial)

—J. H. H. Weiler, New York University School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, I·CON I have almost reached the final phase of my academic and professional career and as I look back I want to offer, for what it is worth, some Do’s and Don’ts on different topics to younger scholars in the early phases of theirs. A

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Published on January 15, 2017
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ICON’s Current Issue (Table of Contents)

I·CON  Volume 14 Issue 4  Table of Contents Editorial Articles Tom Hickey, The republican virtues of the “new commonwealth model of constitutionalism” Nathan J. Brown and Julian G. Waller, Constitutional courts and political uncertainty: Constitutional ruptures and the rule of judges Cora Chan, A preliminary framework for measuring deference in rights reasoning Jeremie Gilbert and

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Published on January 15, 2017
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Enough Complacency: Fighting Democratic Decay in 2017 (I-CONnect Column)

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law [Editor’s note: This is the inaugural I-CONnect column — a new column will appear once every two weeks.  The idea of the columns is to provide the blog with regular contributors who have a distinctive voice and unique perspective on public law. Columns, while scholarly in

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Published on January 11, 2017
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