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Video Interview: Counter-Interpretation and Constitutional Supremacy, Featuring Joshua Braver

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Joshua Braver on judicial review in the United Kingdom and the United States, specifically as it relates to a phenomenon he identifies as “counter-interpretation.” We discuss why, in his view, judicial review in the United Kingdom has struggled to maintain its legitimacy.

Joshua Braver is a doctoral candidate at Yale Political Science and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.  His focus is democratic and constitutional theory, and his dissertation interrogates different visions of “the people” in popular and revolutionary constitution-making in South America, especially Bolivia and Venezuela.  He also writes about conflict between legislatures and courts over the meaning of constitutional rights.

The full interview, which runs 33 minutes, is available here.


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