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(International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law, 2014)
EU Constitution and the Union's democratic deficit
This article weighs the European Union's proposed Constitution against historical complaints that the EU suffers from a democratic deficit. Various manifestations of the deficit are identified from official documents, ...
Law as story: A civic concept of law (with constitutional illustrations)
This article introduces a social constructionist civic concept of law, which emphasizes the story nature of law and the fact that as a complex social system law emerges from and is grounded in collaborative communications ...
Article 9 pacifism clause and Japan's place in the world
Many argue that the Article 9 pacificim clause in the Japanese constitution is an impediment to Japan assuming its rightful place in the world's current power structure as it unduly restricts the deployment capabilities ...
Full faith and credit for dummies
This article discusses the history of the Full Faith and Credit Clause, the original meaning of the clause, and the courts' evolving interpretation of the clause. Within this discussion, the author explains the test for ...
Interstate recognition of non-traditional marriages
Essential irrelevance of the full faith and credit clause to the same-sex marriage debate
Although the Full Faith and Credit Clause is often assumed by the popular press and some legal commentators to impose a mandatory duty on states to recognize same-sex marriages validly celebrated in another state, this ...