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International Democracy and United States Constitution Day: Why American Constitutionalists Should Pay More Attention to Democracy

—Miguel Schor, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Drake University Constitutional Law Center By a happy calendrical coincidence, United Nations International Democracy Day, which falls on September 15, is observed two days before United States Constitution Day. This coincidence provides an opportunity to reflect on the linkages between democracy and our constitution. As

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Published on September 15, 2022
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From the Least Dangerous Branch of Government to the Most Democratically Disruptive Court in the World

—Miguel Schor, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Drake University Constitutional Law Center In The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton wrote that the United States Supreme Court is the least dangerous of the three branches of government as it lacks the power of the President or Congress. Hamilton did not and could not have envisioned

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Published on July 12, 2022
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Militant Democracy in America

—Miguel Schor, Drake University Law School Comparative constitutionalism, long a backwater among American constitutionalists, is enjoying a resurgence as scholars seek to better understand Trumpism and what it might portend for American democracy. The term autogolpe began to trend when a mob attacked the Capitol after Trump, who knows little about Henry II or Thomas

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Published on February 16, 2021
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Symposium on The Legacies of Trumpism and Constitutional Democracy in the United States | Part V | Can “Leadership” Surmount the Obstacles Presented by the U.S. Constitution to Effective Governance? Reflections on our Present Discontents

[Editor’s Note: In light of this week’s inauguration, I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the state of US constitutionalism after Trump. The introduction to the symposium can be found here.] —Sanford V. Levinson, The University of Texas School of Law Changes in administration inevitably present another test case for determining the extent

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Published on January 24, 2021
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Symposium on The Legacies of Trumpism and Constitutional Democracy in the United States | Part IV | The Life of the Party

[Editor’s Note: In light of this week’s inauguration, I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the state of US constitutionalism after Trump. The introduction to the symposium can be found here.] —Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University American democracy looked strong in the 2020 election.  Record numbers of Americans turned out to vote.  Election

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Published on January 23, 2021
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Symposium on The Legacies of Trumpism and Constitutional Democracy in the United States | Part III | Decentralization and Resistance to Authoritarianism

[Editor’s Note: In light of this week’s inauguration, I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the state of US constitutionalism after Trump. The introduction to the symposium can be found here.] —James A. Gardner, University at Buffalo School of Law We are in the midst of a global pandemic not just of coronavirus,

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Published on January 22, 2021
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Symposium on The Legacies of Trumpism and Constitutional Democracy in the United States | Part II | The Dilemma of Democratic Disqualification: The New Trump Impeachment Process in Comparative Perspective

[Editor’s Note: In light of this week’s inauguration, I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the state of US constitutionalism after Trump. The introduction to the symposium can be found here.] —Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School; David Landau, Florida State University College of Law; and Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law

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Published on January 21, 2021
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Symposium | Introduction | The Legacies of Trumpism and Constitutional Democracy in the United States

[Editor’s Note: In light of this week’s inauguration, I-CONnect is pleased to feature a symposium on the state of US constitutionalism after Trump. This introduction will be followed by five posts exploring different aspects of the U.S.’s constitutional democracy in comparative perspective.] —David Landau, Florida State University College of Law, and Miguel Schor, Drake University Law

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Published on January 19, 2021
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The Curious Conservatism of Constitutional Amendment Politics in the United States

—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.] A few days ago, an email popped into my inbox. It was a very typical email, the kind you delete dozens of

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Published on December 23, 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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