Constitution Digest

Weekly news and announcements from the Comparative Constitutions Project


5.18.18 DigestMay 18, 2018: SCOTUS ruling opens door for legalization of sports gambling; Philippine senators challenge ouster of top judge; and Kenyan court upholds marital property law.

May 3, 2018: Ukrainian court strikes statute allowing constitutional amendment via referendum; Chad parliament votes to adopt new constitution; and Philippine commission unveils draft language for new constitution.

April 27, 2018: Nicaraguans protest Ortega’s longtime rule; Indiana law on “selective” abortion held unconstitutional; and Israeli parliament to consider legislation limiting Supreme Court power.

April 20, 2018: Turkey extends state of emergency, calls snap elections; SCOTUS rules deportation statute unconstitutionally vague; and Trinidad and Tobago court strikes sodomy law.

April 13, 2018: Hungarian PM secures constitutional majority; Colombia’s Supreme Court orders protection of Amazon; and Indian court protects constitutional rights to marriage and religion.

March 29, 2018: Kenyan court condemns forced bodily examinations; Malaysia on track to criminalize “fake news;” and Indian Supreme Court to review Islamic marriage practices.

March 23, 2018: Indonesia criminalizes criticism of lawmakers; New York court rules POTUS can be sued in state court for unofficial acts; and South Korean president proposes constitutional amendments.

March 9, 2018: Department of Justice sues California over sanctuary policies; Irish abortion referendum comes closer to reality; and outgoing Chilean president proposes new constitution.

March 2, 2018: South Africa parliament taking steps toward land expropriation; China considering eliminating presidential term limits; and SCOTUS rules that immigrants can be held indefinitely.

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