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Election Anxiety: The Other Global Pandemic

—Andrea Scoseria Katz, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] On Monday, three days before Thursday’s televised encounter between U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential

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Published on October 21, 2020
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ICON Editorial – A Modest Proposal on Zoom Teaching

—J.H.H. Weiler, NYU School of Law; Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) No preliminaries are necessary here. One result of Covid-19 has been a shift to online teaching by Zoom (or similar platforms). In some law faculties all teaching is online. In most faculties most teaching is online with some hybrid teaching, and in

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Published on October 13, 2020
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Compulsory Vaccination in Brazil: Anticipating the COVID-19 Vaccine Struggles

—Bruno Santos Cunha, City Attorney, Recife, Brazil In the last week of August 2020, the Brazilian Supreme Court had a peculiar case on its docket: the State of São Paulo was suing the parents of a 5 year-old child in order to compel them to regularize their child’s vaccination according to the mandatory vaccine calendar

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Published on September 30, 2020
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Going It Alone: The Constitutionality, Feasibility, and Ulterior Motivation of Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Relief Orders

—Andrea Scoseria Katz, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] It has been a big week for the power of the pen. Last week, just after imposing sanctions on Chinese media giants

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Published on August 12, 2020
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ICON Volume 18, Issue 2: Editorial

Orbán and the self-asphyxiation of democracy; Publishers, academics and the battles over copyright and your rights, Part I; Festschrift? ‘That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow! That is the whole Torah; the rest is interpretation’ (from the Elder Hillel in Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a); In this issue Orbán and the

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Published on August 2, 2020
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Constitutions, Science, and COVID: Does Constitutional Protection of Science and Health Predict Pandemic Outcomes?

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] Those of us who study constitutions (especially in a comparative approach) are bound to wonder about the extent to which constitutional law

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Published on July 29, 2020
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Too Poor to Travel: The Right to Inclusive Mobility Beyond the Lockdown

—Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] As governments throughout the world are devising strategies to ensure that their citizens can safely return to their workplaces after the initial 2020 public health lockdowns, transportation experts

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Published on July 15, 2020
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An Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment? The Strange Case of the Postponement of the 2020 Brazilian Election

—Jairo Lima, Universidade Estadual do Norte do Paraná Among the many impacts the COVID-19 epidemic has had on political and constitutional activity worldwide, the postponement or cancellation of elections has been one of the key issues. According to data from the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an institution that monitors electoral processes in the

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Published on July 11, 2020
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Pandemic Rulings: Between Dialogues and Shortcuts at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

—Melina Girardi Fachin and Bruna Nowak, Universidade Federal do Paraná On May 26, 2020, the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued the Court’s first decision concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution decided upon urgent measures regarding the already-decided Case of Vélez Loor v. Panama, and thus ordered Panama to take a

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Published on July 9, 2020
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Tomorrow Knows Better: A New Inflection Point in Brazil’s Democracy?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Brazil is again in the spotlight, and, as has been a common narrative at least since President Jair Bolsonaro’s election in 2018, not for a good reason. News from everywhere has underlined that the country is not only under a health

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Published on July 1, 2020
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