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Special Announcement: Symposium on Brazilian Abortion Ruling

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Late last year, in an historic ruling for the region, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Brazil held that a criminal prohibition on procuring an abortion before the end of the first trimester violates the fundamental rights of women as well as the principle of proportionality. Writing for

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Published on February 3, 2017
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Five Questions with Jon Elster

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School “Five Questions with … ” is a brand new feature at I-CONnect. We will periodically invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. Our fourth edition of “Five Questions with … ” features Jon Elster, Robert K. Merton Professor of the Social Sciences at

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Published on January 27, 2017
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Five Questions with Rosalind Dixon

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School “Five Questions with … ” is a brand new feature at I-CONnect. We will periodically invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. Our third edition of “Five Questions with … ” features Rosalind Dixon, Professor of Law at the University of New South

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Published on January 20, 2017
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Five Questions with Tom Ginsburg

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School “Five Questions with … ” is a brand new feature at I-CONnect. We will periodically invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. Our second edition of “Five Questions with … ” features Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde

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Published on January 13, 2017
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Book Review: Barbara Guastaferro on Nicola Lupo and Cristina Fasone’s “Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Composite European Constitution”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Barbara Guastaferro reviews Nicola Lupo and Cristina Fasone’s book on Interparliamentary Cooperation in the Composite European Constitution (Oxford: Hart 2016)] —Barbara Guastaferro, Research Fellow in Law, Durham Law School and Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Naples “Federico II” This edited volume analyses the functioning of inter-parliamentary

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Published on January 5, 2017
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Five Questions with Mark Tushnet

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School “Five Questions with … ” is a brand new feature at I-CONnect. We will periodically invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about his or her research. Our inaugural edition of “Five Questions with … ” features Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard

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Published on January 3, 2017
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2016 Book Recommendation: Contiades & Fotiadou on “The People”

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Xenophon Contiades & Alkmene Fotiadou (eds.). Participatory Constitutional Change: The People as Amenders of the Constitution. Routledge, 2017. P. 217. £ 95.00. ISBN: 978-1472478696. In a recent I·CON editorial, Joseph Weiler laments the prevalence of low-quality edited volumes in the field of public law. Calling them “unedited books,” Weiler

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Published on December 28, 2016
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2016 Book Recommendations–Hofstadter on American Politics, Lanni on Ancient Athens

—Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Richard Hofstadter. The paranoid style in American politics and other essays. Harvard University Press, 1996 (1964). P. 346. ISBN: 978-0674654617 Adriaan Lanni. Law and Order in Ancient Athens. Cambridge University Press, 2016. P. 240. £ 80.00. ISBN: 9781139048194 On the eve of our momentous presidential election, I decided to re-read

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Published on December 27, 2016
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Ten Good Reads for Christmas — Editor-in-Chief’s Choices for 2016

—J. H. H. Weiler, Co-Editor-in-Chief, I•CON As is now our custom, I list 10 of the books I read during the last year which stood out and which I do not hesitate to recommend to our readers. The law books – seven in all – are actually all relatively recent. Though typically I list the books

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Published on December 20, 2016
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Virtual Bookshelf: Judicial Review in Kenya: A Review of “The Contested Empowerment of Kenya’s Judiciary, 2010-2015: A Historical Institutional Analysis,” by James Thuo Gathii

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School We know a lot about the theory of judicial review. We also know a lot about how the power of judicial review is exercised and why it has emerged in many constitutional democracies around the world. For example, Tom Ginsburg has theorized what he calls the insurance model of judicial review in

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Published on October 28, 2016
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