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Brazilian Constitutionalism Moving Backwards? Same-Sex Marriage and the New Conservative Congress

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasilia, Brazil The debate over same-sex marriage is once again in the newspaper headlines. After the US Supreme Court accepted, on February 16, to hear the cases brought by fifteen same-sex couples from four states (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee), chances are that, finally, a federal judicial ruling in this

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Published on March 4, 2015
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A Spectre Resurfaces: Chinese National Security Legislation and Hong Kong

—Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law National security legislation has been a “third rail” of Hong Kong politics since 500,000 people marched in protest against the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill on July 1, 2003 – ultimately forcing then-Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to resign.  Nonetheless, in the wake of

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Published on February 12, 2015
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The Indonesian Constitutional Court in Crisis over the Chief Justice’s Term Limit

—Stefanus Hendrianto, Santa Clara University On January 12, 2015, the Indonesian Constitutional Court Justices unanimously elected Arief Hidayat, a lesser-known academic from Diponegoro University, as the new Chief Justice. After his inauguration, Hidayat stated that “the process [of election] was very smooth.” But before Hidayat took over the reign of Chief of Justice in a

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Published on February 5, 2015
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On my way out – Advice to young scholars I: Presenting a paper in an international (and national) conference (I·CON 12, Issue 4: Editorial)

—Michel Rosenfeld, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law This will be the last issue in which Michel Rosenfeld serves as a Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of I.CON. He has asked to step down after 14 years of distinguished and selfless service to I.CON. Starting from the next issue, he will move on the masthead to a place

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Published on February 4, 2015
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I.CON’s current issue (Table of Contents)

I.CON  Volume 12 Issue 4  Table of Contents Editorial I.CON Keynote Brigid Laffan, The state of our unsettled Union I.CON: Debate! Luc B. Tremblay, An egalitarian defense of proportionality-based balancing Matthias Klatt, An egalitarian defense of proportionality-based balancing: A reply to Luc B. Tremblay Luc B. Tremblay, An egalitarian defense of proportionality-based balancing: A rejoinder

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Published on February 3, 2015
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Belgian Constitutional Court Upholds the “Essential Elements” of Power Sharing Deal

—Stefan Graziadei, University of Antwerp The former Belgian Prime Minister Jean Luc Dehaene found Belgium to be a schizophrenic country.[i] He argued that while for Dutch speakers (known as ‘Flemings’) the Belgian polity and its constitutional law are underpinned by the territoriality principle, for French speakers the personality principle was dominant. While the principle of

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Published on January 28, 2015
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A “Stunning” Decision of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal: The Ritual Slaughter Case

–Anna Śledzińska-Simon, University of Wroclaw[*] When a judge is to decide on the conformity of a ritual slaughter ban with a constitution she cannot help but realize that it is material for a landmark decision. Yet, in Poland the full panel of the Constitutional Tribunal missed this chance and rendered a judgment that is wrong

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Published on January 21, 2015
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Editor’s Choice: Lech Garlicki

—Lech Garlicki, University of Warsaw [ICON Editors’ Choices for New Year Readings and Gifts: ICON’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, invited our Board members to reflect on the books that have had a significant impact on them over the past year. They write about books, not necessarily published in 2014, but read or reread in

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Published on January 16, 2015
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Editor’s Choice: Adam Tomkins

—Adam Tomkins, University of Glasgow [ICON Editors’ Choices for New Year Readings and Gifts: ICON’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, invited our Board members to reflect on the books that have had a significant impact on them over the past year. In the following weeks they will present their selections here on I*Connect. They write

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Published on January 9, 2015
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Editor’s Choice: Mark Tushnet

—Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School [ICON Editors’ Choices for New Year Readings and Gifts: ICON’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, invited our Board members to reflect on the books that have had a significant impact on them this year. In the following weeks they will present their selections here on I*Connect. They write about books,

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Published on December 31, 2014
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