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Positions Open at the University of Lausanne: Federalism and International Law

Prof. Evelyne Schmid and Prof. Martino Maggetti are in charge of this exciting project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation on Bypassing the Nation State? How Swiss Cantonal Parliaments Deal with International Obligations. They have two open positions- a Post doc and a doctoral position- please check them out. http://wp.unil.ch/ilsp http://wp.unil.ch/ilsp/jobs/   Continue reading

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Does the prohibition against excessive fines also apply to States? Case Series US Supreme Court

By Roman Friedrich           Will Timbs drive his Rover again? This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a high-profile case dealing with the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads as follows: „Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.“ The case … Continue reading

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NEW SERIES ON THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURTS JURISPRUDENCE

Over the next few weeks we shall be posting a series of blog pieces by our guest writer, Roman Friedrich, on developments in the Supreme Court of the United States. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Finally, after tumultuous and politically-charged debates about individual credibility and general ethical questions surrounding the third branch of government, Brett … Continue reading

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?
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A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?

by Roman Friedrich Roman is an Austrian lawyer currently working as a legislative assistant and human rights researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (based in Vienna, Austria) Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. __ (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster case has been decided – unusually early (June … Continue reading

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Announcement- Federal Scholar in Residence Programme 2019

FEDERAL SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2019 – Apply by 1 July! Win a three-week research stay at Eurac Research in Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol – Italy. Hand in a paper (yet to be published or currently under review) on comparative federalism, regionalismor intergovernmental relations in English, German, Italian, French or Spanish by 1 July 2018. Do … Continue reading

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Announcement- PhD programme at the University of Trento in International Studies

The Call for Admissions to our PhD Programme in International Studies is now open (until 24 May 2018). This year, we offer 6 scholarships for MA students or recent graduates in economics, law, history, sociology, political science, international relations or related field. We kindly ask you to forward this information to interested students. The interdisciplinary 3-year PhD … Continue reading