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Quiet ending (for now) to the debate over judicial appointments in Israel

A couple of weeks after Justice Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was confirmed, another, longer and more intense struggle over judicial appointments has reached its quiet ending, with the appointment of three new justices to the Supreme Court of Israel. Israel is arguably one of the prime examples of what I have termed

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Published on September 3, 2009
Author:          Filed under: hp, Israel, judicial appointments, Ran Hirschl
 
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The Continental Divide Writ Small

One of the interesting phenomena in North American constitutionalism is the subtle duet of convergence alongside enduring divergence in the constitutional law and practice of the United States and Canada. The border between the two countries is often described as the longest friendly border in the world. Over 1 billion dollars worth of goods cross

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Published on August 23, 2009
Author:          Filed under: abortion, Canada, extradition, hp, Ran Hirschl, United States
 
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Israel’s equality in education

Equality in education continues to be a main issue in the ongoing political and culture wars within Israeli society. On August 6, the Supreme Court of Israel, seating as High Court of Justice released an important ruling in a case dealing with a clash between the right to sectarian autonomy in education, and equality rights.

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Published on August 12, 2009
Author:          Filed under: education, equality rights, hp, Israel, Ran Hirschl
 
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Symposium on constitutional design

A very interesting symposium issue of the Texas Law Review (June 2009) has just been published. It deals with the theory and practice of constitutional engineering and is aptly entitled “What, if anything, do we know about constitutional design?” The symposium issue includes fourteen articles by such luminaries as Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet, John Ferejohn,

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Published on August 7, 2009
Author:          Filed under: constitutional design, hp, Ran Hirschl
 
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Pakistan’s constitutional war continues

First off, these are no doubt good times for the comparative study of constitutions. A blog devoted to comparative constitutional law and courts would have been a near-fantasy merely a decade ago. More than anything else, its establishment reflects the growing interest and tremendous advancement in the comparative study of law and courts over the

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Published on August 1, 2009
Author:          Filed under: constitutional politics, hp, Pakistan, Ran Hirschl