–Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of Law
In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in 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.
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(1) The US
Supreme Court held that the Crow Tribe’s treaty hunting
rights did not expire when Wyoming became a state.
(2) The US
Supreme Court ruled that a trademark may survive a
debtor’s rejection in bankruptcy.
(3) The Constitutional
Court of Germany ruled that the ban on broadcasting the
Neo-Nazi Party campaing advertisement infringes the right to campaign.
(4) The Thai
Constitutional Court is set to decide a case against
a political leader regarding media shareholdings violations.
(5) The General
Court of the EU rejected an action for compensation against
the European Central Bank (ECB) by private investors.
In the News
(1) The Parliament
of Taiwan approved a bill legalizing same sex-marriage
in the country.
(2) The US
administration announced an immigration and border reform
(3) The lower
house of the Irish Parliament rejected a proposal to call a referendum on recognizing
the right to housing as a constitutional right.
(4) The Senegalese
President ratified a constitutional law abolishing the
post of prime minister.
(5) Speaker of
the National Assembly of Zimbabwe vowed to renew parliamentary gender
(6) The US House
of Representatives passed the Equality Act that prohibits
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
(1) Oona A. Hathaway,
A Comparative Foreign Relations Law Agenda: Opportunities and
Challenges (2019) (arguing how best to carry
out a more comprehensive examination of differences between states in the law
governing their engagement in the world around them)
(2) Cheng-Yi Huang, Frozen Trials: Political Victims and Their Quest for Justice in Taiwan, in Jerome A. Cohen, William P. Alford, Chang-fa Lo (eds.), Taiwan and International Human Rights: A Story of Transformation (forthcoming 2019) (analyzing the critical shortcomings and potential benefits of Taiwan’s model of transitional justice)
(3) Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, Comparative Legal Systems: A Short and Illustrated Introduction, 5 L’Unità del diritto (2019) (providing an introduction to comparative law and comparative legal systems)
Zalnieriute, Lyria Bennett Moses and George Williams, The Rule of Law and Automation of Government Decision‐Making, 82 The Modern Law Review (2019) (exploring the tension between
the rule of law and rapid technological change and concludes with observations
on how the automation of government decision‐making can both enhance and detract from rule of law values)
Vlahoplus, Evaluating Originalism: Commerce and Emoluments, St. John’s Law Review (forthcoming 2019) (examining originalism
and notable originalist interpretations of the Constitution’s Commerce and
Emoluments Clauses in light of the novel and traditional English interpretive
(6) Khaled Beydoun and Cyra Akila Choudhury, Islamophobia and the Law: Introduction, in Cyra Akila Choudhury & Khaled A. Beydoun, Islamophobia and the Law (forthcoming 2019) (providing a brief history of the rise of the concept of Islamophobia and legal definition for it)
Chowdhury, Privacy and Citizenship in India, 11
NUJS Law Review (2018) (conceptualizing the relationship between
state-citizen-intermediaries into relationship typologies in order to better
appreciate the cumulative impact of these relationships and also help
understand the commissions and omissions of the State in relation to data
(8) Kevin Crow,
International Law and Corporate Participation in Times of Armed
Conflict, 37 Berkeley Journal of
International Law (2019) (exploring the overlapping conceptions of “international
legal personhood” in international criminal law and international investment
law in light of the December 2016 ICSID Award in Urbaser v. Argentina)
Zhou, The Continuing Significance of Dr Bonham’s Case, in Paul Daly
(ed.), Apex Courts and the Common Law (2019) (re-examining the historical—or
historically assumed—relationship between Dr Bonham’s Case and modern judicial
review of legislation)
Calls for Papers and Announcements
European Society of International Law (ESIL) organizes its second joint symposium in
collaboration with the Court of Justice of the European Union. The symposium will
be held in Luxembourg, on June 14, 2019, on the theme “Adjudicating the International
Responsibility of the EU.”
(2) The University of Utrecht invites application to three of its 2019 International
Law Summer Courses.
(3) The Faculty
of Legal and Social Sciences, the Law Program of the University of Caldas, the
Advisory Committee of the Colombia Chapter of ICON-S and the Organizing
Committee of the II ICON-S Colombia Seminar call for proposals for a seminar on the
Colombia Chapter of the International Society of Public Law ICON-S.
(4) The Indian
Review of Corporate and Commercial Laws (IRCCL) invites submissions for its upcoming issue.
(5) The Indian
Journal of Constitutional Studies invites submissions for its upcoming
(6) The American
Journal of Legal History invites applications for the position of a new co-Editor-in-Chief.
(7) The Italian
Journal of Public Law (IJPL) organizes a symposium on the theme “The Rule
of Law,” to be held on May 30-31, 2019, at the University of Milan.
Liptak, Keith Whittington, and Jeffrey Rosen, Are we in a Constitutional Crisis?, Constitution Center
Britton-Purdy, A Trumpist Constitution?, Dissent
Natelson, The Supreme Court Just Applied Originalism to an 1855 Treaty, So
Why Not to the Constitution?, The Daily Caller
Christopher Jones, How the US Constitution Failed to Restrain Donald Trump, The Conversation
(5) Julie Zerbo,
The Supreme Court’s Decision in Mission Product Holdings is
Significant for the Bankruptcy-Prone Fashion Industry, The Fashion Law
(6) David R.
Cameron, With Tory voters defecting in droves to Brexit party and time
running out on her leadership, Theresa May proposes “new Brexit deal” before
one last vote, Yale MacMillan Center