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Hungary’s New Constitution

The new constitution of Hungary—called the Fundamental Law of Hungary—became effective a couple of days ago on January 1, 2012. The day after its coming into force, thousands of Hungarians gathered in Budapest to protest the nation’s new constitution. Analyses of the day’s events are available here, here and here. Princeton’s Kim Lane Scheppele is quoted offering some noteworthy observations near

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Published on January 4, 2012
Author:          Filed under: hp, Hungary, new constitution, Richard Albert
 
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Call for Papers on Comparative Law

As Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, I am pleased to share with our readers the Call for Papers below. The Call for Papers is directed to comparative law scholars who have been engaged as law teachers, lecturers, fellows or another academic capacity for ten years or fewer

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Published on November 4, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Call for Papers, hp, Richard Albert
 
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The Conservative Consolidation in Canada

As our colleague Ran Hirschl reported earlier this month, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently filled two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Canada. With those two appointments, four is now the total number of Prime Minister Harper’s Supreme Court nominations since he ascended to power in 2006. A few observations occur to me in

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Published on October 30, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, Richard Albert, Stephen Harper, Supreme Court of Canada
 
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New Comparative Public Law Scholarship

As Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) in the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), I’m pleased to announce that the YCC will host a panel on “Building Constitutionalism in Post-Authoritarian States” at the ASCL’s Annual Meeting. The panel will feature the work of two younger comparativists: William Partlett’s paper on Making Constitutions Matter; and

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Published on October 5, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, Richard Albert, Younger Comparativists; New Scholarship
 
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On this Day in the History of Comparative Constitutional Law

On this day, we remember the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada: Bertha Wilson, born on September 18, 1923, in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.  Justice Wilson was a comparativist. In two of the most controversial judgments issued during her tenure, she looked to American constitutional law and the American constitutional tradition to help her resolve a

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Published on September 18, 2011
Author:          Filed under: House of Lords, hp, Richard Albert, Supreme Court of Canada
 
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The Indian Supreme Court Headlines the WSJ

Today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal profiles the Indian Supreme Court under the headline of “In India, the Supreme Court Takes an Activist Role.” As the article notes, however, it is an understatement to call the Indian Supreme Court “activist.” It is much more accurate, according to the author, to call it “hyperactivist.” Whether

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Published on May 16, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, Richard Albert, Supreme Court of India
 
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Call for Papers on Comparative Law

As Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, I am pleased to share with our readers the Call for Papers below, which is directed to comparative law scholars who have been engaged as law teachers for ten years or fewer as of July 1, 2011. I invite inquiries by

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Published on May 1, 2011
Author:          Filed under: Call for Papers, hp, Richard Albert
 
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The Indian Supreme Court as Superlegislature

Does the Indian Supreme Court sometimes act like a legislature? Apparently so, according to Indian Supreme Court Chief Justice Shri Kapadia. In quite provocative comments delivered a few days ago at the 5th annual M.C. Setalvad Lecture on Canons of Judicial Ethics, Chief Justice Kapadia cautioned that the Indian Supreme Court “must refuse to sit

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Published on April 20, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, Richard Albert, Supreme Court of India
 
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The Future of the Canadian Supreme Court

Last week, Canada entered its 41st federal election. Voters will head to the polls in a few weeks on May 2. The contest will pit the incumbent Conservative Party, which held a minority in the last Parliament, versus the four major opposition parties: the Liberal Party, the separatist Bloc Québécois, the New Democratic Party, and

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Published on April 2, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, judicial appointments, Richard Albert, Supreme Court of Canada
 
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The Indian Supreme Court and the Government of Pakistan

In a recent judgment issued just last week (Gopol Dass thr. Brother Anand Vir vs. Union of India & ANR, writ petition No. 16 of 2008), the Supreme Court of India addressed its decision directly to the Government of Pakistan. Speaking on behalf of an Indian citizen imprisoned in Pakistan since 1984, the Indian Supreme

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Published on March 20, 2011
Author:          Filed under: hp, Pakistan, Richard Albert, Supreme Court of India