UK Constitutional Law Association

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IACL roundtable Bucharest: constitutional rules for a balanced budget

Directed by Professor Elena-Simina Tănăsescu, a IACL roundtable was held in Bucharest, Romania, on on 21-22 November 2014 on ‘Shaping constitutional rules for a balanced budget’. A report of the … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christoph Smets: A UK senate: Competition for the Commons or federalising representation?

After the warning shot fired from the ballot boxes of the Scottish electorate in this year’s referendum on independence, the West Lothian question has stirred with renewed power. It seems … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 7 Comments

Greg Weeks – Comment on Australia: School Chaplains and Commonwealth Funding

Ron Williams, a father of four from Queensland, brought a case before the High Court in 2012 which argued that the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) was constitutionally invalid, as … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

David Erdos: Mind the Gap – The CJEU Google Spain Judgment Profoundly Challenges the Current Realities of Freedom of Expression and Information Online

CROSS-POSTED FROM OPENDEMOCRACY.NET. The European UnionData Protection Directive of 1995 has always had lofty, and in many ways implausible, ambitions. As regards the private sector, it seeks to outlaw the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Grégoire Webber: On the ‘lawful’ premise and prostitution

‘It is not a crime in Canada to sell sex for money.’ This factual assertion opens the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bedford v Attorney General, … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Ruthann Robson: US Supreme Court in Schuette: Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action

CROSS-POSTED FROM Constitutional Law Professors Blog (US). The Court’s opinion in Schuette v. BAMN (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tarunabh Khaitan: NALSA v Union of India: What Courts Say, What Courts Do

The Indian Supreme Court has recently delivered an important judgment in the case of National Legal Services Authority v Union of India (NALSA). A two-judge bench comprising Justices Radhakrishnan and … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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