Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Clarence Thomas

  • 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 your smart phones than read the Constitution of the United States.’[1]

  • The End of TRAP Laws?

    —Fiona de Londras, Professor of Global Legal Studies, Birmingham Law School While all around us people have been floundering in the murky waters that followed the Brexit referendum, the US Supreme Court has been revisiting one of its most contentious issues: abortion.