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Petition to Save the Rechtskulturen Project

Russell Miller (Washington and Lee) asked that we pass along a petition to save the Rechtskulturen project in Berlin. The project hosts the Verfassungsblog, Germany’s new, much-admired and dynamic constitutional law blog, as well as other programming aimed at promoting critical and interdisciplinary comparative law work in Germany and the world. If you are interested

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Published on August 30, 2013
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The Lord Cooke Project

–Joel Colon-Rios, Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law The Right Honourable Lord Cooke of Thorndon (1926–2006) is widely regarded as one of the greatest New Zealand judges. He made a monumental contribution to many areas of law across more than five decades of writing, advocacy, and judging. Lord Cooke served as President of the

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Published on March 13, 2013
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In Memory – Professor Ronald Dworkin (11 December 1931-14 February 2013)

  I was fortunate to study with giants who are no longer in the physical realm: Isaiah Berlin, Jerry Cohen, Wilfrid Knapp, Geoffrey Marshall and Jack Pole. I mourned their death when they passed away. I still mourn their death as they are very much alive in my memory and soul. And now another giant

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Published on March 5, 2013
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Announcement: European and National Constitutional Law Closing Conference

‘The European Constitution is best perceived as a composite Constitution, comprising constitutional rules and principles developed at European level, complemented by (common) national constitutional rules and principles as well as those from other sources such as the ECHR and international law. Crucially, European as well as national law are involved in defining a European constitutional

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Published on January 18, 2013
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The Secessionist Challenge In Spain: An Independent Catalonia?

Constitutional waters are turbulent in Spain, as a result of recent events in Catalonia. On September 11, large numbers of Catalans took to the streets in Barcelona to celebrate the annual Diada nacional. This time, however, they did so under a new banner: “Catalonia: the next European state”. People chanted “independence, independence”. Although there is

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Join I-CON: Debate!

In I.CON’S latest issue, Marek Szydło and Stephen Weatherhill present opposing views on the desirability of designating national parliaments as national regulatory authorities of network industries. Marek’s paper is entitled National parliaments as regulators of network industries: In search of the dividing line between regulatory powers of national parliaments and national regulatory authorities; Weatherhill’s reply

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Published on November 20, 2012
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New papers on transnational constitutionalism

There are two new papers up on SSRN concerning the contribution of outsiders to the formation and interpretation of national constitutions. As recently previewed here, Rosalind Dixon and Vicki Jackson have a forthcoming paper in  Wake Forest Law Review called  Constitutions Inside Out: Outsider Interventions In Domestic Constitutional Contests. See Mark Tushnet’s review of the

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Published on November 18, 2012
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The value of case-specific inquiry in comparative constitutional law methodology: Preliminary thoughts and questions

—Claudia E. Haupt, Associate-in-Law, Columbia University What exactly are we doing when we engage in comparative constitutional inquiry? How do we choose the parameters of comparison? How do we determine whether we ought to engage in a large sample size (or large-N) or a small sample size (or small-N) study? Unsurprisingly, the reflexive answer is:

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Published on November 2, 2012
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Constitutional Comparativism and Splendid Isolation?

—Jaakko Husa, Professor, Legal Culture and Legal Linguistics, University of Lapland, Finland Long gone are the days when comparative law was ruled by private law scholars only. After the collapse of socialism we have experienced a global expansion of constitutionalism, judicial review, and human rights. Comparative constitutional law now has much more vigor than it

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Published on October 30, 2012
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South African Art Controversy, and International Law Ruling

South Africa is currently preoccupied with a controversy regarding a painting of its President that is on display in a gallery. The painting appears to show President Zuma in a Lenin-like pose with his genitals hanging out of his pants. Zuma has sought a court injunction banning display of the painting because it supposedly insults

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Published on May 25, 2012
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