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Article Review/Response: Robert Leckey and Grant Hoole on Remedial Discretion

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review/Response Series, Grant Hoole reviews Robert Leckey’s recent article in I•CON on The Harms of Remedial Discretion. Leckey then responds to the review.] Review of Robert Leckey’s “The Harms of Remedial Discretion” —Grant Hoole, University of New South Wales Robert Leckey has raised an important dissenting voice challenging the

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Published on October 19, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Constitutional Revolution in Germany–A Review of “The Forgotten Revolution?” by Stephan Jaggi

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Bruce Ackerman’s theory of “constitutional moments” has traveled the world as scholars have applied it outside the United States. Juliano Zaiden Benvindo has drawn from the theory to examine recent constitutional changes in Brazil, Sujit Choudhry has applied the theory to Canada in connection with Quebec secession, and Dario Castiglione has explored

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Published on October 13, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Pre-Constitution Constitutions–A Review of “The Constitutions that Shaped Us,” Edited by Laforest, Brouillet, Gagnon and Tanguay

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia recently hosted a symposium on The Declaration of Independence as Introduction to the Constitution. Organized by Alexander Tsesis, the symposium brought together one dozen scholars in conversation around the Declaration of Independence. Their symposium papers have been published in a special issue of

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Published on October 5, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Rohan Alva, Advocate, New Delhi In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative 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 comparative public law blogosphere. To submit relevant developments for

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Published on September 26, 2016
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Book Review: Alyssa King on “Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process and Substance”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alyssa King reviews Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process and Substance (John Bell, Mark Elliott, Jason NE Varuhas, Philip Murray eds., Hart 2016)] —Alyssa King, PhD Candidate, Yale University, Resident Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process

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Published on September 24, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Understanding Constitutional Change in Canada–A Review of “Constitutional Amendment in Canada,” Edited by Emmett Macfarlane

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In his influential though dated study of formal amendment difficulty, Donald Lutz examines the amending procedures for 32 countries and concludes that the United States Constitution is the most difficult to amend.[1] Notwithstanding the all-important questions raised by Tom Ginsburg and James Melton–whether and how much the amending rule matters

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Published on September 21, 2016
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Attacks on Courts: Taking Wider Lessons from Recent Irish Supreme Court Revelations

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law The past week has seen the launch of an unprecedented book detailing the inner workings of the Supreme Court of Ireland, which provides potentially useful general insights into how courts deal with political attacks.[1] The new book, by a leading journalist, Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, has laid

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Published on September 8, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: A Constitutional Convention in the United States? A Review of “In Conventional Wisdom: The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution” by John Vile

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School The New York Times recently published an article speculating on the possibility of an imminent constitutional convention in the United States. The piece identified a balanced-budget amendment proposal as the catalyst for the convention: So far, 28 states have adopted resolutions calling for a convention on a balanced-budget amendment,

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Published on September 7, 2016
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What’s New in Public Law

–Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in comparative 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 July 18, 2016
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Book Review: Jacob Weinrib on Catherine Dupré’s “The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Jacob Weinrib reviews Catherine Dupré’s book on The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe (Oxford: Hart 2015)] —Jacob Weinrib, Assistant Professor, Queen’s University Faculty of Law Catherine Dupré’s The Age of Dignity is a truly ambitious book.  It promises nothing less than an exposition of the organizing

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Published on July 8, 2016
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