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Deadline: September 15–Call for Papers–Symposium on “When is a Constitutional Amendment Illegitimate?”–National University of Singapore–March 19-20, 2020

The National University of Singapore Faculty of LawCentre for Asian Legal Studies in collaboration with the The University of Texas at Austininvite submissions for Symposium on “When is a Constitutional Amendment Illegitimate?” The National University of Singapore (NUS)Faculty of LawMarch 19-20, 2020 Convened by Jaclyn Neo (NUS)Kevin Tan (NUS)Richard Albert (Texas) Submissions are invited from early-career

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Published on September 6, 2019
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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics

—Richard Albert, Williams Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin All are welcome to attend sessions of the Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics, held here at the University of Texas at Austin over the next few months. All sessions will run from 3:45pm to 5:45pm

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Published on September 5, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Simon Drugda, PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen 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

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Published on September 2, 2019
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To Prorogue or Not: An Implied Constitutional Convention to End a ‘Constitutional Outrage’

—Theodore Konstadinides, Professor of Law, University of Essex, and Charilaos Nikolaidis, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex What would happen if the Queen decided not to give her assent to a bill properly passed by the Houses of Parliament? The answer is an unstable and dangerous situation – a constitutional confrontation or outrage. We are

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Published on September 1, 2019
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The 2019 Indonesian General Election: Constitutional Odds and Ends

–Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College On June 27, 2019, the Indonesian Constitutional Court rejected the petition of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto to nullify the presidential election result. All nine justices rejected Subianto’s petition in its entirety, and, the Court reaffirmed the victory of the incumbent President, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate, a conservative cleric,

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Published on August 30, 2019
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Bolsonaro’s Attacks on Brazilian Environmental Agencies: When “Money Talks” May Have the Last Word

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Brazil’s environmental protection going downhill has been recently highlighted by major newspapers. The Economist, on its first cover of August, featured the following headline: “Deathwatch for the Amazon: The Threat of Runaway Deforestation”. The New York Times, just a few days before, published the report “Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader,

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Published on August 28, 2019
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‘Four Interpretations (Barely) Make One Footnote’: Pension Trio, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Casting of the TCC’s Reform Jurisprudence in Justice Stone

—Ming-Sung Kuo, Associate Professor of Law, University of Warwick and Hui-Wen Chen, Research Assistant, University of Warwick On 23 August, the Taiwan Constitutional Court (TCC) pronounced the much expected decision on the constitutionality of controversial legislation on pension reform in three Interpretations, namely, Interpretation Nos 781, 782, and 783, which we call the Pension Trio. 

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Published on August 27, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

–Angélique Devaux, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris, France, Diplômée notaire, LL.M. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 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 August 26, 2019
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Deadline: September 1–Call for Papers–Conference on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change–The University of Texas at Austin–January 17-18, 2020

The International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism invites submissions for Conference on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change The University of Texas Law SchoolAustin, TexasJanuary 17-18, 2020 Submissions are invited from faculty and graduate students for a two-day conference on “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change,” to be held in Austin at the University of Texas Law School.

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Published on August 25, 2019
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The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court: Institutional and Constitutional Self-Destruction

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer & Thomas da Rosa de Bustamante, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) The emergence of undemocratic political practices in Brazil, at least from the point of view of the executive branch, has become a general concern. One specific behavior that has attracted

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