Materials

Slides

14.02.2016 – Introduction-and-Methods (1)

15.02.2017 – Legal families and How-to-present-a-case-law

21.02.2017 – Constitutions and Constitutionalism (I). Types of Constitutions

22.02.2017 – Constitutions and Constitutionalism (II). Rigidity of Constitutions

28.02.2017 – Constitutional review of legislation – decentralised and centralised models

1.03.2017 – Constitutional review of legislation – the European model (I)

7.03.2017 – Constitutional review of legislation – the European model (II)

8.03.2017 – Constitutional interpretation and types of judgments

14-15.03.2017 – Forms of government

22.03.2017 – Federalism in USA (I)

4.04.2017 – Federalism in Usa (II)

Presentations – schedule

Case law and legal texts to be presented and discussed in class

28.02.2017 – United States Supreme Court, Marbury v Madison , 5 U.S. 137, 1803 – Presentation by Kristina Gumroian, Costance Polgari, Priscilla Rosciali and Ginevra Bartoli

1.03.2017 – French Constitutional Council, decision n° 71-44 DC, 16 July 1971; decision n° 2010-92 QPC, 28 January 2011

7.03.2017 – German Constitutional Court, case 1 BvR 653/96 – Presentation by Johan Andersson, Francesco Felle, Christian Monostori and Marco Guarino

8.03.2017 – Minister of Home Affairs v. Fourie, Constitutional Court of South Africa, Case CCT 60/04

14.03.2017 – United Kingdom, Fixed Term Parliament Act, 2011 – Presentation by Benedetta Candelise, Martina Cortese, Samuele De Grandis e Giulia Dell’Orso

15.03.2017 – United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974)

21.03.2017 – Virginia and Kentucky resolutions – Presentation by Gaia Biasotti, Chiara Logrippo, Sara Luzzi and Elisabetta Mannarino

22.03. 2017 – United States Supreme Court, McCulloch vs. Maryland , 17 U.S. 316, 1819

4.04.2017 – United States Supreme Court, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius , 567 U.S. 2012

5.04.2017 – German Constitutional Tribunal, 2 BvF 1/02, 18 December 2002

11.04.2017 – Belgian Constitutional Court, decision no. 132/2004

12.04.2017 – European Court of Justice, Costa v. Enel, ECR 585 (6/64); German Constitutional Tribunal, Lisbon Treaty Ruling, June 30, 2009

19.04.2017 – House of Lords, Secretary of State for the Home Department v. AF (no. 3) ; European Court of Human Rights, Case of A. and Others v. the United Kingdom

26.04.2017 – ECtHR, Sejdić and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, no. 27996/06 and 34836/06

3.05.2017 – Constitution of Tunisia 2014

9.05.2017 – Supreme Court of Canada, Re Secession Quebec [1998] 2 S.C.R. 217Agreement between the United Kingdom Government and the Scottish Government on a referendum on independence for Scotland of 15 October 2012

10.05.2017 – Uk High Court judgment and UK Supreme Court judgment on the Miller case