A French court has ruled in favor of Professor Joseph Weiler of NYU Law School, in the troubling defamation case brought against him, for his role in allowing the publication of a book review that actually contained some criticisms. http://www.sciencepresse.qc.ca/blogue/2011/03/04/juriste-joseph-weiler-confirme-defense-liberte-parole-scientifique-intellectuelle There is a very interesting French comparative constitutional law research institute: http://www.gdc.cnrs.fr/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=46 For example, it
Abortion, the hardy perennial of constitutional politics, is back in the headlines. While President Obama recently celebrated the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, conservative governors around the country are preparing new legislation to ensure that the right of a woman to choose will become an increasingly hollow right. It is no accident that the
I would like to follow up Tom’s suggestion that we look forward to what 2011 might bring us constitutionally speaking by taking a look back at 2010. Which monographs and articles written in 2010 are worth reading? My suggestion is David Robertson, The Judge as Political Theorist: Contemporary Constitutional Review (Princeton U. Press 2010). It
I would like to follow up Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez’s excellent post on the troubling state of democracy in Venezuela with a few observations placing the events in that nation in a broader context. One could argue that Venezuela is simply reverting to what has long been in the mean in Latin America which is that strong
The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo ruled last week in Naim Rrustemi and 31 Other Deputies of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo v. His Excellency Fatmir Sejdiu that President Fatmir Sejdiu committed a “serious violation” of the Constitution of Kosovo for simultaneously serving as President of the Republic and President of
The long-awaited volume FRAMING THE STATE IN TIMES OF TRANSITION: CASE STUDIES IN CONSTITUTION MAKING
After 15 hours of debate in the Senate on July 15, Argentina became the first nation in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. One of the more contentious developments in the second half of the twentieth century has been the struggle between religion and the State over the power to regulate family life and gender
And you thought you knew nothing about the constitution of Morocco? By the time I am done with these posts, you will hardly remember that day. Below, another reflection on reading the constitution of Morocco and then traveling the country of Morocco: The gap between constitutional reality and constitutional text can often be quite profound.