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Kurdish regional constitution within the framework of the Iraqi federal constitution: A struggle for sovereignty, oil, ethnic identity, and the prospects for a reverse supremacy clause
The Kurdish Regional Government has drafted a new constitution that must co-exist with the Iraqi Federal Constitution. While, legally, not unlike the relationship between state and federal constitutions within the U.S., ...
Civic underpinnings of legal change: Gay rights, abortion, and gun control
This article offers a civic view of legal change. This view emphasizes the role of citizens and describes the connection between civic bonds and new, sustainable legal doctrine, especially constitutional doctrine. Three ...
Anti-bootlegging provisions: Congressional power and constitutional limitations
Courts and scholars have considered the constitutional validity of 17 U.S.C.§ 1101 (civil), and 18 U.S.C. § 2319A (criminal), known as "the anti-bootlegging provisions." These provisions prohibit unauthorized recording, ...
Faithful to the Constitution: The roadblock for Nebraska's schools
For six decades, American schools have been the major battleground in the controversy surrounding the doctrine of separation of church and state. This struggle, inevitably, pits claims that public agents have violated the ...
Relic of the past or tool for unity? America considers the Electoral College
The 2000 presidential election spotlighted an ancient institution and focused attention on the question of whether it should be altered or abolished as America enters the 21st century.