Know More About Politics of Germany

The political system of the Federal Republic of Germany represents the second democratic system in German history. At the Parliamentary Council when designing the new constitution, the Basic Law, the founders of the Federal Republic took into account the lessons that had been learned from the failure of the first democracy, namely the Weimar Republic, […]

David H. Souter on American values and Constitutional law

The 2010 Harvard commencement address by the Honorable David H. Souter. (part 1 of 3)

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Judgment Calls: Principle and Politics in Constitutional Law

Vanderbilt Law School professor and constitutional law expert Suzanna Sherry discusses the role and responsibility of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution. She also examines the issue of politics and the Court. Sherry is the author of a new book, Judgment Calls: Principle and Politics in Constitutional Law.

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Indian Judiciary: Tyrrany or Activism

               INDIAN JUDICIARY:   TYRRANY OR ACTIVISM                               A democratic government bends in itself three organs in order to maintain transparency in between these organs. The rule making, rule interpreting and rule protector comes to be known as the legislature, executive and the judiciary respectively. Law making powers lies over the legislature, whereas the executive […]

I need a topic for a research paper under the topic guideline of "Constitutional Law"?

I need a topic for a research paper under the topic guideline of "Constitutional Law" As it relates to Criminal Justice – I guess. I’m stumped, any suggestions? I’m not sure that "juvenile justice system" relates to constitutional law in and ove itself… of-whoops. it’s been a long week! Constitutional law regarding juvenile search and […]

The Forum: Citizens United v. FEC: Did The Court Get It Right? What Happens Next?

Last month the Supreme Court decided what may well be the most important decision of the Term (if not the Roberts Court thus far). In Citizens United, the justices invalidated a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act which barred corporations from spending money on behalf of, or against, candidates for office. They also overturned their precedent in Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which had allowed restrictions on corporate speech. Citizens United has been applauded in some quarters as a “free speech” decision, or for eliminating distinctions between corporations and individuals. It has been reviled in other quarters for the same reasons. Polls show unhappiness on both the left and the right. This Forum brings together a set of high-profile experts to talk about Citizens United: whether it was right or wrong as a matter of constitutional law, and what its ramifications will be for American politics? Will money now flow from corporate coffers into political races? Or will the decision mean less that it seems in the long run?

Panelists:

Floyd Abrams, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law

Monica Youn, Counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

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