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UK Learns Brexit is Easier Said Than Done

[This post was first published on the website of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. It is republished here with permission of the author.] —David R. Cameron, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Program on European Union Studies, Yale University When Prime Minister Theresa May took over

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Published on December 23, 2016
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Where do Justice Ginsburg and Justice Hale—and Judicial Independence—Go from Here?

—Brian Christopher Jones, Liverpool Hope University Both of these influential and widely respected justices have recently tested the limits of judicial speech through provocative and ill-timed statements.[1] Back in July, Justice Ginsburg exclaimed, “I can’t imagine what the country would be—with Donald Trump as our president”, then called Trump a “faker”, and even suggested that she

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Published on November 30, 2016
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Constitutional Ignorance and Democratic Decay: Breaking the Feedback Loop

—Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law In September 2014 at the University of Texas, US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas warned of ‘constitutional ignorance’. Exhorting the audience to familiarise themselves with the text of the US Constitution, he stated: ‘I bet you more people have read the instructions on how to use

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Published on November 17, 2016
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Brexit: Court Decisions Reopen Arguments

—Susan Sterett, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Center for Public Administration and Policy Sitting in a field in the English countryside last July by a campfire, my London friends and I talked about Brexit and what it might mean for their friends and their work. Would their European friends who lived in England have to

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Published on November 12, 2016
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Crisis and Opportunity: Responding to the Brexit Vote (I·CON 14, Issue 3: Editorial)

The vote by a majority of the British people on June 23 to leave the European Union has precipitated a series of gradually unfolding consequences throughout the United Kingdom, within Europe, and across the world. Comparisons have been drawn to the fall of the Berlin Wall, in terms of the magnitude and geopolitical significance of

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Published on September 16, 2016
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Was the Brexit Referendum Democratic?

Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. —Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh The past three weeks have seen a steady backlash against the referendum. It is understandable that many don’t like the outcome, after all 48% voted for Remain. But beyond disagreeing with the decision to leave

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Published on July 28, 2016
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Pulling the Article 50 ‘Trigger’: Parliament’s Indispensable Role

Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. —Nick Barber, Fellow, Trinity College Oxford; Tom Hickman, Reader, UCL and barrister at Blackstone Chambers; Jeff King, Senior Lecturer in Law, UCL In this post we argue that as a matter of domestic constitutional law, the Prime Minister is unable to issue

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Published on June 28, 2016
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A British Bill of Rights – Why, How and Now What?

—Carla M. Zoethout, University of Amsterdam After the landslide victory for the British Conservative Party on May 7, the Party’s alarming plan with a view to human rights protection in Europe deserves major attention. As early as October 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his party will ‘end the ability of the European Court of Human

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Published on May 15, 2015
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