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Video Interview: Get to Know the Center for Constitutional Democracy at Indiana University

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Susan Williams and David Williams from the Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD). Both chaired professors at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Susan and David Williams serve as Director and Executive Director, respectively, of the

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Published on February 15, 2017
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Is There an Optimal Constitutional Design for Presidential Impeachments?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Comparative constitutional law is now faced with a rich debate over the scope, limits, and consequences of impeachment proceedings. Since the Brazilian President Dilma Roussef was temporarily suspended from office and thereby replaced by the acting President Michel Temer after the Senate had voted to begin an impeachment trial

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Published on June 22, 2016
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Judicial Appointments in the Commonwealth: Is India Bucking the Trend?

Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. –Dr Jan van Zyl Smit, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law In recent years many Commonwealth states have adopted, or at least debated, reforms to their

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Published on March 8, 2016
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Symposium Report–Constitutionalism, Religious Freedom and Human Rights: Constitutional Migration and Transjudicialism beyond the North Atlantic

–Mirjam Künkler (Princeton University), Shylashri Shankar (Centre for Policy Research, Delhi) and Tine Stein (University of Kiel); Co-organizers for this Symposium held at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany, June 3-6, 2015, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation Creating a framework of religion-state relations that would mollify tensions between religions, within religions, and between believers and non-believers, has been the bane

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Published on January 23, 2016
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Video Interview: The Design of the Iraqi Constitution Featuring Haider Ala Hamoudi

–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Haider Ala Hamoudi on the Iraqi Constitution. I conducted the interview from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where I am serving as a visiting scholar for the month of July. My thanks to

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Published on July 16, 2015
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Nepal: Agree to (have the Supreme Court) Disagree

—Vikram Aditya Narayan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India Until a couple of decades ago, federalism was nothing more than an academic subject in Nepal. However, it has now become a political reality, with the Parliament/Constituent Assembly deliberating over the manner in which Nepal can and should transform itself under the new Constitution. The basis for a

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Published on June 23, 2015
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Words to a Delegate: Crafting Article V

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students J.D. Student Contribution –Larissa Warren, rising 3L, Boston College Law School [Editor’s note: The students in my advanced seminar on constitutional amendment wrote excellent papers in their take-home examination for the course. They were given a choice of two questions to answer: (1) “Is the United States Constitution Too Difficult to

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Published on June 13, 2015
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New Scholarship Review: Interview with Jonathan Marshfield on Federalism and the Amendment Power

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of I-CONnect’s interview series, I speak with Jonathan Marshfield about his forthcoming paper on Decentralizing the Amendment Power. In his new paper, Marshfield explores how and why constitutional amendment rules might be structured to include subnational units in the process of formal amendment. He concludes that “although

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Published on March 24, 2015
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Is the United States Constitution Too Difficult to Amend?

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students J.D. Student Contribution [Editor’s note: The students in my advanced seminar on constitutional amendment wrote excellent papers in their take-home examination for the course. They were given a choice of two questions to answer: (1) “Is the United States Constitution Too Difficult to Amend?”; or (2) “Assume the year is

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Published on February 20, 2015
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Video Interview: Trends in Modern Authoritarianism Featuring Ozan Varol

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Ozan Varol on trends in modern authoritarianism. In the interview, we discuss how modern authoritarians use constitutional design and the law to serve their objectives. We also discuss recent scholarship on the subject, including a paper on Stealth

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Published on October 10, 2014
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