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Europe Must Learn Quickly to Speak the Language of Power: Part II

—J.H.H. Weiler, NYU School of Law; co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law This is Part 2 of J.H.H. Weiler’s interview of Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission of the European Union. Part 1 is available here. JW: Let us turn to actual foreign policy and begin

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Published on October 30, 2020
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Europe Must Learn Quickly to Speak the Language of Power: Part I

—J.H.H. Weiler, NYU School of Law; co-editor-in-chief, ICON Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission of the European Union – the EU’s foreign affairs chief and effectively the ‘Minister of Foreign Affairs of the EU’ – completes in these days his first year in office. He granted

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Published on October 29, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, Research Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Genoa (Italy) and Academic Fellow, Bocconi University (Italy) 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

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Published on October 19, 2020
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Freedom at Stake in Brazil: An Illiberal Project Unfolds Under Bolsonaro’s Regime

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students –Pedro Abrantes Martins, Bachelor’s degree candidate, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil; Research Fellow, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development; member of the research group “Abusive Constitutionalism and Democratic Erosion,” UFPR Freedom is at stake in Brazil. In 2020 alone, the government and its enthusiasts launched

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Published on October 18, 2020
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Announcement: ICON-S Brazil Panels on Megacities and Constitutionalism

The ICON-S Brazilian Chapter is promoting two discussion panels on the issues of megacities and constitutionalism on October 30th. In the first panel, which will be in English, Professor Ran Hirschl will present his new book: ‘City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity’, published this year by Oxford University Press. The book discusses problems related to

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Published on October 13, 2020
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What’s New in Public Law

—Susan Achury Plaza, Texas Christian University 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 our

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Published on October 12, 2020
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The Unfinished Job of Marbury v. Madison: Appointment of Judges during an Electoral Campaign Period

— Antonios Kouroutakis, Assistant Professor, IE University, Madrid. Introduction Marbury v Madison[1] is a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court. In the words of Chief Justice Marshall the doctrine of Constitutional Supremacy was established and the power of the Courts to review and strike down acts of the legislative body, if and when ordinary legislation

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Published on October 6, 2020
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Compulsory Vaccination in Brazil: Anticipating the COVID-19 Vaccine Struggles

—Bruno Santos Cunha, City Attorney, Recife, Brazil In the last week of August 2020, the Brazilian Supreme Court had a peculiar case on its docket: the State of São Paulo was suing the parents of a 5 year-old child in order to compel them to regularize their child’s vaccination according to the mandatory vaccine calendar

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Published on September 30, 2020
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Special Announcement | New Additions to the I-CONnect Team

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin; Tom Ginsburg, The University of Chicago; David Landau, Florida State University Next month, on October 12, I-CONnect turns eight years old. It has been quite a journey thus far. And we have evolved considerably in that time, both in our content and in our contributors. But we

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Published on September 24, 2020
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The Constitutional Reform Referendum in Chile: Balancing Democracy and Elite Accommodation

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Rodolfo Disi Pavlic, Temuco Catholic University [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] Next month, citizens of Chile will go to the polls to decide whether

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Published on September 23, 2020
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