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Call for Papers: Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution

The Boston College Law School, with support from the Institute for Liberal Arts, is hosting a conference titled “Amending America’s Unwritten Constitution” May 16-17, 2019. From the call, this theme addresses: “Recent constitutional scholarship reveals renewed interest in how unwritten … Continue reading

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Allison on Minimising Magna Carta and Modernising Exposition of the Rule of Law in the English Historical Constitution

John W. F. Allison, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, is publishing Minimising Magna Carta and Modernising Exposition of the Rule of Law in the English Historical Constitution in Handbook on the Rule of Law (Christopher May and Adam Winchester, … Continue reading

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The Scopes Monkey trial and the Constitution

On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee. Eventually, the Supreme … Continue reading

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A New Constitution for Cuba–Principles and Reform (Visión hacia el presente y el futuro de la Patria Aspectos principales del Anteproyecto de Constitución)

.The current version of the Cuban Constitution was adopted in 1976 (the first after the 1959 Revolution) and last amended in 2002 (effective the next year). It is a constitution drafted in the fashion of the old Soviet constitutions of … Continue reading

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Samahon on the Meaning of "Power" in the United States Constitution

Tuan Samahon (Villanova University – School of Law) has posted Characterizing Power for Separation-of-Powers Purposes (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 52, 2018) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: The U.S. Constitution parcels "legislative," "executive," and "judicial" powers among the separate branches … Continue reading

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