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  • I-CONnect Symposium – Peopling Constitutional Law: Revisiting ‘Constitutional Ethnography’ in the Twenty-First Century – Part IV. Where is a Constitution?

    Anya Bernstein, Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut             In her timely keynote to this symposium, Kim Lane Scheppele notes that “constitutionalism hinges on its being taken for real and taken for granted across a wide swath of the population.” To understand the counter-constitutional movements she talks about, we also need an account of how that real-making and granted-taking happens.

  • The Top Constitutional Events Of 2014

      2014 was a landmark year for governments around the world. Here are some of the most important constitutional events of the past twelve months, brought to you by the Comparative Constitutions Project and Constitute.   Jan|Feb|Mar|May|Jun|Sept|Oct|Nov|Dec     January: Egypt Holds Constitutional Referendum On January 24, 2014, poll results showed that Egyptian voters approved a constitutional referendum by over 98 percent.

  • The Scottish Constitution After Independence

    —Stephen Tierney, Edinburgh School of Law [Cross-posted from UK Con Law Blog] According to the Scottish Government White Paper issued this week, Scotland’s Future, an independent Scotland will have a new written constitution (this repeats the commitment contained in the Scottish Government’s earlier White Paper of March).