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David Hart QC: TTIP – more ‘foreign’ judges critising ‘our’ laws?

Reposted from the UK Human Rights Law Blog. Last week, on 15 January 2015, TTIP was debated in the House of Commons – see here. It is important for us all, but … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Jacob Rowbottom: McCutcheon and the US campaign finance laws: Responsiveness to money or people?

The decision of the US Supreme Court in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission represents another judicial gutting of American campaign finance laws. Following Citizens Unitedv Federal Election Commission (2010), the … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Scott Stephenson: Federalism and Liberty in Australia Through the Lenses of Same-Sex Marriage and Organised Crime

American constitutional scholarship is replete with discussions of the relationship between federalism and liberty. Some argue that a plurality of jurisdictions creates competition, allowing citizens to ‘vote with their feet’ … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Richard Cornes: 11-1 gender ratio Court’s Achilles Heel: Reporting of the Supreme Court’s start of the year press briefing

A relationship of cooperation but also competing interests On October 2 at 10am, the United Kingdom Supreme Court held an hour long pre-term press-briefing to mark the opening of the … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Andrew Hammel: Why the Circumcision Judgment looks so weird to American Eyes

The Cologne Landgericht decision proclaiming religious circumcision to be a form of illegal assault will apparently soon be superseded by legislation permitting the practice under certain conditions. Nevertheless, the mere … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Douglas Edlin: Executing the Laws

Lethal Force and Legal Process According to Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, the President of the United States must “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”  … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 3 Comments