Why Federalism Matters – Francesco Palermo and Karl Kössler, Comparative Federalism Concepts and Case Law, Oxford, Hart, 2017, 478 pp.

Why are federal and regional systems looked at with increasing interest? What are their objectives? How do these systems look like in times of globalization and supranational integration? How are powers divided legally and exercised in practice? How do courts interpret intergovernmental relations? Which are the lessons to be learned and applied by practitioners, policy-makers … Continue reading Why Federalism Matters – Francesco Palermo and Karl Kössler, Comparative Federalism Concepts and Case Law, Oxford, Hart, 2017, 478 pp.

Catalonian Independence: Unbounding a Blood and Belonging Constitutional System

Last November, the Spanish Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that it would ask for  long-term prison sentences for the Catalonian politicians who organised and supported the illegal referendum on the 1st of October 2017. The criminal prosecution of political leaders who acted with a clear electoral mandate is worrying for all those who perceive that the … Continue reading Catalonian Independence: Unbounding a Blood and Belonging Constitutional System

Ian Cram – Travel Bans and the US Constitution: Executive Orders in the Federal Courts

Based on his research on comparative constitutional law, Professor Ian Cram (Leeds) gives here an analysis of the travel ban orders issued by President Trump. His analysis charters some of the constitutional arguments that may make their way to the US Supreme Court in the future. Introduction A serious criticism of the US Courts during … Continue reading Ian Cram – Travel Bans and the US Constitution: Executive Orders in the Federal Courts