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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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Article Review/Response: Robert Leckey on Michèle Finck’s “Role of Human Dignity in Gay Rights Adjudication and Legislation: A Comparative Perspective”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Article Review Series, Robert Leckey reviews Michèle Finck’s article The Role of Human Dignity in Gay Rights Adjudication and Legislation: A Comparative Perspective, which appears in the current issue of I•CON.  Michèle Finck then responds to the review. The full article is available for free here.] Review by Robert Leckey

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Published on May 10, 2016
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Virtual Book Review Roundtable: “Unfit for Democracy” Featuring Stephen Gottlieb, Peter Quint and Dana Schmalz

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest edition of our virtual book review roundtable series here at I-CONnect, Peter Quint and Dana Schmalz comment on Stephen Gottlieb’s new book entitled Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics, published earlier this year by New York University Press. Though it is

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Published on May 6, 2016
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Book Review: Bogdan Iancu on Bianca Selejan-Guțan’s “The Constitution of Romania: A Contextual Analysis”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Bogdan Iancu reviews Bianca Selejan-Guțan’s book on The Constitution of Romania: A Contextual Analysis.] Contextualizing Romania’s Fragmented Constitutionalism —Bogdan Iancu, Associate Professor (Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory), University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science For a long time after the collapse of state socialism, the countries that had

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Published on April 27, 2016
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Virtual Book Review Roundtable: “Engaging with Social Rights” Featuring Brian Ray, Bernadette Atuahene and Richard Stacey

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School With apologies for the sometimes garbled audio, we are pleased to continue our new virtual book review roundtable series here at I-CONnect. In this series, we host an author and one or more commentators to discuss a recent book in comparative public law. In this latest virtual book review roundtable, Bernadette

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Published on March 12, 2016
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