Constitution Digest

Weekly news and announcements from the Comparative Constitutions Project


July 27, 2018: Polish Senate scuttles constitutional referendum; Indian Supreme Court to decide if temples must accept women; and Ninth Circuit strikes Hawaii’s open carry ban.

7.20.18-DigestJuly 20, 2018: French Assembly removes “race” from constitution; Israel adopts Basic Law declaring country “national home” for Jewish people; and Cuban constitution to include property rights, foreign investment.

July 13, 2018: Indian Supreme Court considers constitutionality of gay sex ban; Chilean court approves nationwide plastic bag ban; and German court rules Facebook accounts pass to heirs at death.

July 6, 2018: Polish government attempts to sack one third of Supreme Court; Philippine committee completes draft of new constitution; South African court recognizes inheritance rights of multiple spouses; and Constitute exercises featured in social studies journal.

June 22, 2018: SCOTUS rules cell phone location data protected by Fourth Amendment; Hungary enacts extreme anti-immigrant measures; and voting age for Japanese constitutional referendums lowered to 18.

June 14, 2018: German court rules teachers cannot strike; SCOTUS upholds Minnesota life insurance law; and Hungarian PM hints at major constitutional amendments.

June 7, 2018: Bermuda Supreme Court again rules in favor of same-sex marriage; Ivory Coast president claims he is eligible for third term; and Irish activists target sexist language in constitution.

June 1, 2018: Ireland votes to legalize abortion; Cuba to begin drafting a new constitution; and Zimbabwe to hold presidential election.

May 25, 2018: Pakistan set to afford full rights to persons in northwestern regions; US court rules that accessing Trump’s tweets is a constitutional right; and Burundi votes to extend presidential term limits.

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