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  • 5 Apr 2023
    Wendy E. Parmet

    How Courts Make Us Sick

    More than three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is an unhealthy country. During the pandemic, the United States lost more people per capita to COVID-19 than any other high-income country and life expectancy, which was lower in the United States before the pandemic than in any other wealth country, […]

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  • 30 Apr 2020
    Aziz Z. Huq, Tom Ginsburg

    How Do Constitutions Get Implemented?

    On July 9, 2011, it was announced with great fanfare that South Sudan had become the world’s newest nation state. As new countries are wont to do, that very day President Salva Kiir promulgated a new Constitution, the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan. With substantial input from international actors and academics, the […]

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  • 7 May 2014
    Tom Ginsburg

    Constitutions…in Dictatorships?

    Tom Ginsburg, the co-author of Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes , breaks down the concept of "constitutions without constitutionalism" in dictatorships like North Korea and Mubarak's Egypt, outlining the different roles these constitutions can play for authoritarian rulers.

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  • 14 Jun 2010

    Watch Online – Colleen Sheehan on Glenn Beck: James Madison and The Spirit of Republican Self-Government

    The fourth President of the United States, James Madison is known for being the “Father of the Constitution,” author of over a third of the Federalist Papers, and a true believer in the idea and ideal of self-government. On Friday night, author Colleen Sheehan was on The Glenn Beck Show - featured as part of Founders' Friday and focused on James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government. In a spirited defense of popular government, Sheehan weighed in on the relevance of Madison’s political philosophy for today’s politics – and the importance of reacquainting ourselves with the Constitution.

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