02 Juli 2022

Milestones

About the other things Verfassungsblog is doing Continue reading >>
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Etappenziele

Über das, was der Verfassungsblog sonst noch so macht Continue reading >>
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26 Juni 2022

Generation Action

Über Verzweiflung, Generationenversagen und Hoffnung. Continue reading >>
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Generation Action

On despair, generational failures, and hope. Continue reading >>
17 Juni 2022

Pressure Drop

For years, we have been living in a toxic relationship with authoritarian populism. No wonder everyone's so exhausted. Continue reading >>
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Druckabfall

Seit Jahren leben wir in einer toxischen Beziehung mit dem autoritären Populismus. Kein Wunder, dass wir alle so erschöpft sind. Continue reading >>
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10 Juni 2022

Folgt dem Geld

Warum wir aufhören sollten, von "Euroskeptikern" zu reden Continue reading >>
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Follow the Money

Why we should stop talking about "Eurosceptics" Continue reading >>
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03 Juni 2022

Mühlsteine

Eine abscheuliche Woche für die Europäische Union Continue reading >>
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Millstones

A dreadful week for the European Union Continue reading >>
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27 Mai 2022

Slugs of Berlin

Cleaning up after last year's capital election debacle Continue reading >>
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Dütt is Berlin

Aufkehren hinter dem großen hauptstädtischen Wahl-Debakel Continue reading >>
20 Mai 2022

Einfach mal machen

Wahlrechtsreform als Risikoentscheidung Continue reading >>

Just do it

Electoral Reform as a Risk Decision Continue reading >>
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13 Mai 2022

Vom Wühlen

Maulwürfe wie wir Continue reading >>

On Burrowing

Moles like us Continue reading >>
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06 Mai 2022

Sachsen

Was wir leben, wenn wir die Verfassung leben Continue reading >>
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Saxony

What we are living when we are living the Constitution Continue reading >>
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29 April 2022

Meine Sache

Über Elon Musk, Twitter, den Verfassungsblog und mich Continue reading >>
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My Business

On Elon Musk, Twitter, Verfassungsblog and me Continue reading >>
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22 April 2022

Instead of an editorial

What has happened over the holidays on Verfassungsblog Continue reading >>
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Anstelle eines Editorials

Was über die Feiertage auf dem Verfassungsblog los war Continue reading >>
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08 April 2022

Wir im Krieg

Es muss unser Ziel bleiben, sagt der Bundeskanzler, dass Russland diesen Krieg nicht gewinnt. Continue reading >>

We at War

It must remain our goal, says the Federal Chancellor, that Russia does not win this war. Continue reading >>
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01 April 2022

Die öffentliche Sache

Steuern und staatsbürgerliche Gleichheit Continue reading >>
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The Public Thing

Taxes and civic equality Continue reading >>
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25 März 2022

Der Blick auf uns

Deutsche Scham und ukrainische Rechnungen Continue reading >>

The Gaze Upon Us

German shame and Ukrainian claims Continue reading >>
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18 März 2022

Zwei plus zwei ist vier

Zeit, mal wieder Richter Igor Tuleya das Wort zu erteilen Continue reading >>

Two Plus Two Equals Four

Time to give once again the floor to judge Igor Tuleya Continue reading >>
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11 März 2022

Russians

On war and peace and guilt and exile Continue reading >>
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Russen

Über Krieg und Frieden und Schuld und Exil Continue reading >>
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04 März 2022

Diener des Volkes

Eine Show, ein Krieg, ein Grenzstaat und sein Präsident. Continue reading >>

Servant of the People

A show, a war, a borderland country and its President. Continue reading >>
25 Februar 2022

A Terrible Crime

International law, it is often said, has lost its normative power. The opposite is true. Continue reading >>
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Ein furchtbares Verbrechen

Das Völkerrecht, heißt es oft, hat seine normative Kraft verloren. Das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Continue reading >>
19 Februar 2022

Wer wir sind

Identitätskontrolle durch den Europäischen Gerichtshof Continue reading >>

Who we are

Identity control by the European Court of Justice Continue reading >>
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11 Februar 2022

Who is violating whom

Even the curtest decision from Karlsruhe may contain a message Continue reading >>
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Wer wem Gewalt antut

Auch die kürzesten Karlsruher Beschlüsse haben manchmal eine Botschaft Continue reading >>
04 Februar 2022

Oben bleiben

Mit Boris Johnson im Zirkuszelt Continue reading >>
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Staying Up There

In the circus tent with Boris Johnson Continue reading >>
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28 Januar 2022

Out of Sync

The Federal Elections may indeed have to be repeated in parts of Berlin. What would that mean? Continue reading >>
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Aus dem Takt

Die Bundestagswahl könnte in Teilen von Berlin tatsächlich wiederholt werden müssen. Was würde das bedeuten? Continue reading >>
21 Januar 2022

To Oppose

Freedom of assembly, general orders and boulders thrown by administrative law and hitting constitutional law Continue reading >>

Dagegen sein

Über Versammlungsfreiheit, Allgemeinverfügungen und Felsbrocken, die das Verwaltungsrecht schmeißt und das Verfassungsrecht trifft Continue reading >>
14 Januar 2022

Zuversicht und Vorsicht

Mit etwas Glück wird 2022 ein ganz erfreuliches Jahr Continue reading >>
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Confidence and Caution

With some luck, 2022 might bring some good news Continue reading >>
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17 Dezember 2021

A Hard Year

A look back on 2021 and the most-read Verfassungsblog posts Continue reading >>
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Ein hartes Jahr

Ein Blick zurück auf 2021 und die meistgelesenen Verfassungsblog-Posts Continue reading >>
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10 Dezember 2021

Outside the Walls

Scholarship, its freedom, its outside, and us Continue reading >>

Außerhalb der Mauern

Wissenschaft, ihre Freiheit, ihr Außen und wir Continue reading >>
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03 Dezember 2021

Bodies and Persons

Liberal conscientious troubles in the pandemic Continue reading >>
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Körper und Personen

Liberale Gewissensnöte in der Pandemie Continue reading >>
26 November 2021

Nuts and Bolts

The traffic-light coalition strives to enact another electoral reform within a year - with or without the opposition? Continue reading >>
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Schrauben und Bolzen

Die Ampel will im ersten Jahr eine Wahlrechtsreform beschließen – mit oder ohne die Opposition? Continue reading >>
19 November 2021

Mehrheit

Das Virus, die Impfung und der Segen des Überstimmtwerdenkönnens. Continue reading >>

Majority

The Virus, the Vaccination and the Possibility of Being Outvoted Continue reading >>
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12 November 2021

Die Schwierigen

Die Geimpften gehen ins Konzert. Die Ungeimpften landen auf der Intensivstation. Continue reading >>

The Difficult

The vaccinated go to the concert, the unvaccinated to intensive care. Continue reading >>
05 November 2021

Helden unserer Zeit

Noch steht der Polnische Oberste Gerichtshof. Aber jetzt will die PiS-Regierung die Sache zu Ende bringen. Continue reading >>
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Heroes of our Time

The Polish Supreme Court is still standing. But now the PiS government wants to complete the job. Continue reading >>
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29 Oktober 2021

This is not just another „judicial reform“

Poland, the ECJ, and we in the middle (of the fray) Continue reading >>

Dies ist nicht einfach nur eine „Justizreform“

Polen, die EuGH und wir in der Mitte (oder mittendrin) Continue reading >>
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22 Oktober 2021

Decision-Making under Uncertainty

Federal emergency brakes, debt brakes and other methods of constitutional speed control. Continue reading >>

Entscheiden unter Unsicherheiten

Bundesnotbremsen, Schuldenbremsen und andere Waschmittel mit gebremstem Schaum Continue reading >>
15 Oktober 2021

Nach der Explosion

Die Fallout-Wolke verdunkelt den Himmel über uns, und wo sie sich entladen wird, weiß nur der Wind.   Continue reading >>
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After the Explosion

The fallout cloud darkens the sky above us, and only the wind knows where it will unload its noxious cargo.   Continue reading >>
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08 Oktober 2021

Die Tür nach draußen

Nur Polen kann Polen aus der EU werfen. Oder drinbehalten. Continue reading >>
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The Exit Door

Only Poland can take Poland out of the EU. Or keep it in. Continue reading >>
01 Oktober 2021

Wettstreit und Algorithmus

Wahlen in Deutschland und Amerika. Und in Berlin. Continue reading >>
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Competition and Algorithm

Elections in Germany and the US. And in Berlin. Continue reading >>
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24 September 2021

Nach der Union

Über Mitglieder, Follower und das Gebot innerparteilicher Demokratie. Continue reading >>

After the Union

On members, followers, and the constitutional imperative of inner-party democracy. Continue reading >>
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17 September 2021

Eigentum ist nicht (nur) privat

Über einen ebenso vergessenen wie faszinierenden Artikel im Grundrechtekatalog des Grundgesetzes Continue reading >>

Property is not (just) private

About one of the least familiar and most fascinating articles within the fundamental rights catalogue of the Grundgesetz Continue reading >>
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10 September 2021

Solang sie noch am Leben sind

Über Afghanistan, Deutschland und wer wem was schuldig ist Continue reading >>

While they are still alive

On Afghanistan, Germany, and who owes what to whom Continue reading >>
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03 September 2021

Lean Authoritarianism

On judicial review and constitutional plumbing Continue reading >>
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Lean Authoritarianism

Über justizielle Kontrolle und inkrementelle Verfassungsklempnerei Continue reading >>
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27 August 2021

Our People

On Afghanistan, Germany, the Foreign and the Interior Continue reading >>
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Unsere Leute

Über Afghanistan, Deutschland, Innen und Außen Continue reading >>
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09 Juli 2021

Normale Zeiten

Über Pandemie, Asyl, Afghanistan, Fluchthilfe, Sonnencreme und den Drang, in Ruhe gelassen zu werden Continue reading >>
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Normal Times

On the pandemic, asylum, Afghanistan, refugees, sunscreen lotion, and the urge to be left alone Continue reading >>
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02 Juli 2021

Openers for Interpretation

On the US Supreme Court and why something needs to be done Continue reading >>

Deutungsöffner

Über den US Supreme Court und warum es so nicht weiter geht Continue reading >>
25 Juni 2021

Keine Kompromisse

Über Offensichtliches, Kontroverses und was passiert, wenn sich das "normale Volk" nicht im Spiegelbild der demokratischen Wahl erkennt Continue reading >>
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We will not compromise

On the obvious and the controversial and what happens when the "normal people" don't recognise themselves in the mirror of democratic elections Continue reading >>
18 Juni 2021

You are bound

On the law and the force and the possibility of proven murderers walking free Continue reading >>
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Du bist gebunden

Über das Recht, die Kraft und die Möglichkeit, dass überführte Mörder frei herumlaufen Continue reading >>
11 Juni 2021

What do I know about Kashmir?

On fear, complacency, and wild, remote regions Continue reading >>
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Was weiß ich denn schon über Kaschmir?

Über Angst und Zufriedenheit und wilde, entfernte Gegenden Continue reading >>
04 Juni 2021

After he’s gone

Bibi's fall and how to find back from authoritarian populism to democratic politics Continue reading >>
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Wenn er weg ist

Bibis Sturz und wie man aus dem autoritären Populismus in die demokratische Politik zurückfindet Continue reading >>
28 Mai 2021

Borders

On Zittau, environmental impact and what we can get used to and what not Continue reading >>
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Grenzen

Über Zittau, Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungen und woran wir uns gewöhnen können und woran nicht Continue reading >>
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21 Mai 2021

Dance of Courts

State, federal and EU constitutional law and the emergence of black holes on the legal map of Europe Continue reading >>
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Tanz der Gerichte

Länder-, Bundes- und EU-Verfassungsrecht und das Auftauchen von schwarzen Löchern auf der Landkarte Europas Continue reading >>
14 Mai 2021

Über Kurz

Kaugummi im System Continue reading >>
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About Kurz

Chewing Gum in the System Continue reading >>
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07 Mai 2021
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Three Crises and One Waiver

On patents, pandemics, and old hues on new world maps Continue reading >>
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Drei Krisen und ein Waiver

Über Pharmapatente, die WTO und alte Farbtöne auf neuen Corona-Inzidenzweltkarten Continue reading >>
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30 April 2021

Ok, Boomer

Über Regelkreise, Klimawandel und das Bundesverfassungsgericht Continue reading >>

Ok, Boomer

On control loops, climate change and the Federal Constitutional Court Continue reading >>
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23 April 2021

Eigentümliches Eigentum

Warum eine substanzielle Vermögensbesteuerung weit weniger verfassungswidrig wäre, als viele glauben Continue reading >>

Improper Property

Why substantial property taxation might be a lot less unconstitutional than many think Continue reading >>
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16 April 2021

No reason to be gentle

On criticism, respect and the rent cap decision of the Bundesverfassungsgericht Continue reading >>
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Kein Anlass zur Schonung

Über Kritik und Respekt und den Mietendeckelbeschluss des Bundesverfassungsgerichts Continue reading >>
09 April 2021

Not everyone

On human rights, utopia and who gets to be a member of the European demos and who doesn't Continue reading >>
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Nicht jeder Mensch

Über Menschenrechte, Utopien und wer zum Europäischen Demos dazugehört und wer nicht Continue reading >>
26 März 2021

Was heißt hier Verzeihung?

Angela Merkel bittet um Entschuldigung. Excuse me? Continue reading >>

What Does Forgiveness Mean Anyway?

Angela Merkel asks for forgiveness. Excuse me? Continue reading >>
19 März 2021

Booze in the Pandemic

On love, drink, talk and competition Continue reading >>
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Saufen in der Seuche

Über Lieben, Trinken, Reden und Wetteifern Continue reading >>
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12 März 2021

On the Creation and the Slaying of Monsters

On paradigm change, generational change, antitrust law, and Amazon Continue reading >>
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Vom Schaffen und Erschlagen von Monstern

Über Paradigmenwechsel, Generationswechsel, Kartellrecht und Amazon Continue reading >>
05 März 2021

Gewinnen durch Verlieren

Viktor Orbán könnte nächstes Jahr abgewählt werden. Aber das heißt noch lange nicht, dass jemand anders an seiner Stelle regieren kann. Continue reading >>

Winning by Losing

Viktor Orbán could be voted out of office next year. But that does not mean that someone else can govern in his place. Continue reading >>
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26 Februar 2021

Wolves and Men

On Henry VIII, Shamima Begum and other novelistic material Continue reading >>

Wölfe und Menschen

Über Heinrich VIII, Shamima Begum und andere Romanstoffe Continue reading >>
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19 Februar 2021

Nicht länger naiv

Hat uns die Erfahrung der Pandemie robuster gemacht? Continue reading >>

No longer naive

Will the experience of the pandemic leave us more robust? Continue reading >>
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12 Februar 2021

Democracy as opposed to what?

On democracy, its opposite, and where to find what and what serves whom Continue reading >>
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Demokratie im Gegensatz wozu?

Über Demokratie, ihr Gegenteil und wo was zu finden ist und was wem nützt Continue reading >>
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05 Februar 2021

Streng vertraulich

Über geheime Dienste, vertraute Vertrauenspersonen und andere Dinge, über die man nicht laut spricht Continue reading >>
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Strictly confidential

On secret services, confident confidants and other matters one shouldn't talk about too loudly Continue reading >>
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29 Januar 2021

Was man sieht und was nicht

Über Putins Palast, private Verträge und andere Dinge, die man nicht jeden Tag sieht Continue reading >>

Now you see it, now you don’t

On Putin's palace, private contracts and other matters that one doesn't see every day Continue reading >>
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22 Januar 2021

Interpreters of the Constitution

Why the constitutional debate about the Covid measures is different from the "rule of lawlessness" discourse of 2016/18 Continue reading >>
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Verfassungsinterpreten

Was die verfassungsrechtliche Debatte um die Corona-Maßnahmen vom "Herrschaft-des-Unrechts"-Diskurs 2016/18 unterscheidet Continue reading >>
15 Januar 2021

Press Here to Reset the System

Why removing Trump from an office he no longer holds is a good thing to do Continue reading >>
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Drücken Sie hier, um das System zurückzusetzen

Warum die Amtsenthebung von Trump auch ohne Amt geboten ist Continue reading >>
08 Januar 2021

The Mob

On the Trump coup, the constitution and the unity of the nation Continue reading >>
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Der Mob

Über den Trump-Putsch, die Verfassung und die Einheit der Nation Continue reading >>
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18 Dezember 2020

2020: Turning Point

A look back on a most exceptional year and the most-read VB posts in it. Continue reading >>
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2020: Zeitenwende

Ein Blick zurück auf ein außergewöhnliches Jahr und die meistgelesenen VB-Posts darin. Continue reading >>
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11 Dezember 2020

Wenn das das Happy End ist, kann ich bitte noch mal das Unhappy End sehen?

Womöglich haben Ungarn und Polen bereits gewonnen. Continue reading >>

If that’s the happy ending, could I have another look at the unhappy ending, please?

Hungary and Poland seem to have won already. Continue reading >>
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04 Dezember 2020

Klagen und klagen lassen

Über Mitgliedstaaten, die Mitgliedstaaten verklagen, und andere aktuelle Rechtsstaatlichkeitsthemen Continue reading >>
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Sue and Let Sue

On member states taking member states to court, and other topical rule of law affairs Continue reading >>
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27 November 2020

Liebesgrüße aus Warschau

Warum die polnische Regierung deutsche Jurist_innen umwirbt Continue reading >>
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From Warsaw with Love

Why the Polish government is wooing German jurists Continue reading >>
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20 November 2020

Even in Prison

A message from Judge Igor Tuleya Continue reading >>

Auch im Gefängnis

Eine Nachricht von Richter Igor Tuleya Continue reading >>
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13 November 2020

Abgang eines Jahrhundert-Bullshitters

Über Trump, über "On Bullshit" und über Bullshit Continue reading >>

Exit of the Bullshitter of the Century

On Trump, on "On Bullshit", and on Bullshit Continue reading >>
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06 November 2020

Die große Illusion

Über den Wahlverlierer Trump, Spannungsbögen und den Unterschied zwischen einem Punkt und einem Strich Continue reading >>

The Grand Illusion

On the loser Donald Trump, several arcs of suspense and the difference between a dot and a dash Continue reading >>
30 Oktober 2020

Weißglut in Warschau

Warum der Protest gegen das "Abtreibungsurteil" weit mehr ist als nur das Continue reading >>

Livid in Warsaw

Why the protests against the "abortion judgment" are a lot more than just that Continue reading >>
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23 Oktober 2020

Prophezeiungen, die sich selbst erfüllen

Über rechte und linke Justizpolitik und die liberale Versuchung der Äquidistanz Continue reading >>
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

On left-wing and right-wing judicial policies and the seductive liberal illusion of equidistance Continue reading >>
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16 Oktober 2020

The Epochal Failure of the EU Commission

On Judge Beata Morawiec, the rampant sowjetization of the Polish judicial policy, and how it could come to all that. Continue reading >>
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Das epochale Versagen der EU-Kommission

Über Richterin Beata Morawiec, die galoppierende Sowjetisierung der polnischen Justizpolitik und wie es so weit kommen konnte. Continue reading >>
09 Oktober 2020

Rule of Law as Ideology

On pride, humility and German-American constitutional friendship Continue reading >>
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Rule of Law als Ideologie

Über Stolz, Demut und deutsch-amerikanische Verfassungsfreundschaft Continue reading >>
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02 Oktober 2020

Quo usque tandem, Viktorina

Über Viktor Orbán, den Rechtsstaatlichkeitsbericht und den Unterschied zwischen einem Risiko und einem Schaden Continue reading >>
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Quo usque tandem, Viktorina

On Viktor Orbán, the EU Rule of Law Report, and the difference between risk and damage. Continue reading >>
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25 September 2020

Action and Reaction

On the packing of courts, when one should do it, and when one should not. Continue reading >>

Aktion und Reaktion

Über Court Packing und wann man es lassen sollte. Und wann nicht. Continue reading >>
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18 September 2020

Matters of Belief

On Bill Barr's constitutional theory Continue reading >>
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Glaubensdinge

Über Bill Barrs Verfassungstheorie Continue reading >>
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11 September 2020

Thug Life

Über Outlaws, Regierungen und was passiert, wenn die eine sich in das andere verwandelt. Continue reading >>
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Thug Life

On outlaws, governments and what happens when one turns into the other. Continue reading >>
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04 September 2020

At the Margin of Society

On the marginalized, the marginalizers and a false symmetry. Continue reading >>
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Am Rand der Gesellschaft

Über Marginalisierer, Marginalisierte und falsche Symmetrien. Continue reading >>
17 Juli 2020
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Perspektivwechsel

Über Schwarz und Weiß und alles dazwischen. Continue reading >>
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Changing Perspectives

On Black and White and everything in between. Continue reading >>
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10 Juli 2020

Summer plans

A few notes on our own behalf Continue reading >>
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Sommerpläne

Einige Ankündigungen in eigener Sache Continue reading >>
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03 Juli 2020

Minority Power

On electoral law, parliamentary law and other nerdy aspects of contemporary German politics. Continue reading >>

Die Macht der Minderheit

Über das Wahlrecht, das Parlamentsrecht und andere Nerdigkeiten des aktuellen Politikgeschehens. Continue reading >>
26 Juni 2020

On Flags, Borders and Crimes

On burning flags, freedom of opinion and why we don't care if foreigners get hit Continue reading >>
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Von Flaggen, Grenzen und Strafen

Über Flaggenverbrennung, Meinungsfreiheit und warum uns die so wenig interessiert, wenn es doch nur Ausländer_innen trifft Continue reading >>
19 Juni 2020

Arbitrary and capricious

On dreamers, Trump, the US Supreme Court and the difference between a Rechtsstaat and an authoritarian regime. Continue reading >>
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Willkürlich und launenhaft

Über Dreamer, Trump, den US Supreme Court und den Unterschied zwischen einem Rechtsstaat und einem autoritärem Regime. Continue reading >>
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12 Juni 2020

Want a law? Draft one

On Berlin, communizing real-estate behemoths and the power to initiate a law Continue reading >>
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Wer ein Gesetz begehrt, soll eins entwerfen

Über Berlin, zu verstaatlichende Immobilienkonzerne und die Macht, die dem Recht auf Gesetzesinitiative innewohnt. Continue reading >>
05 Juni 2020

Quis furor, o cives…

On civil rights, civil war and why one should beware of false associations looking at Minneapolis. Continue reading >>
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Quis furor, o cives…

Über Bürgerrechte, Bürgerkriege und warum man sich mit Blick auf Minneapolis vor falschen Assoziationen hüten sollte. Continue reading >>
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29 Mai 2020

Terrible Order

On Hong Kong, Kompetenz-Kompetenz and the necessity of taking sides. Continue reading >>
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Entsetzliche Ordnung

Über Hongkong, Kompetenz-Kompetenz und die Notwendigkeit, sich auf eine Seite zu schlagen. Continue reading >>
22 Mai 2020

Watching the Peacock Dance

Why is Viktor Orbán suddenly making nice with the ECJ and closing the Röszke camp? I don't know. But I have some suspicions. Continue reading >>
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Dem Pfau beim Tanz zusehen

Warum gibt sich Viktor Orbán plötzlich handzahm gegenüber dem EuGH und schließt das Lager Röszke? Das weiß ich auch nicht, habe aber so meine Vermutungen. Continue reading >>
15 Mai 2020

The liberal elite send their regards

On skewed pictures, failed PR campaigns and the ongoing fallout of last week's ultra vires judgment of the Bundesverfassungsgericht. Continue reading >>
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Schönen Gruß von der liberalen Elite

Über schiefe Bilder, schief gegangene PR-Kampagnen und den fortdauernden Fallout des Ultra-Vires-Urteils des Bundesverfassungsgerichts. Continue reading >>
08 Mai 2020

We Super-Europeans

Judges at war? Judges at dance? Or is it just a tragedy? On the FCC ultra vires decision, its fallout and other topics of this eventful week. Continue reading >>
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Wir Super-Europäer

Krieg der Richter? Tanz der Richter? Oder einfach nur ein Trauerspiel? Über eine Woche im Schatten des ominösen PSPP-Urteils aus Karlsruhe. Continue reading >>
24 April 2020

We can do it

On Angela Merkel, her crisis management, the tyranny of goals and the difference between both. Continue reading >>
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Wir schaffen das

Über Angela Merkel, ihr Krisenmanagement, die "Tyrannei des Ziels" und den Unterschied zwischen beidem. Continue reading >>
17 April 2020

Nichts wie zuvor

Keine Sorge, dies wird nicht die drölfzigste nachdenkliche Betrachtung darüber, […] Continue reading >>
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Nothing like before

I’m sure you’ve read enough musing reflections on how radically […] Continue reading >>
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04 April 2020

Noch lange kein Polizeistaat

Über Autoritäre, Libertäre und was beide in Zeiten der Coronakrise gemeinsam haben. Continue reading >>

Not a Police State just yet

On Authoritarians, Libertarians and what both have in common in these Corona times. Continue reading >>
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27 März 2020

Sancta Corona, ora pro nobis

On elevated temperature, breathing troubles and other symptoms of a crisis of constitutional democracy Continue reading >>
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Sancta Corona, ora pro nobis

Über erhöhte Temperatur, Atembeschwerden und andere Krisenzeichen des demokratischen Verfassungsstaates. Continue reading >>
20 März 2020

Dearth, Plague and Pestilence

On Corona, Europe and a world in a state of emergency. Continue reading >>
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Teurung, Not und Pestilenz

Über Corona, Europa und eine Welt im Ausnahmezustand. Continue reading >>
06 März 2020

So this is what the European Way of Life looks like, huh?

On Greece, Poland, India, Thailand, Armenia, Germany, Europe and Ursula von der Leyen. Continue reading >>
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Das muss er sein, der European Way of Life

Über Griechenland, Polen, Indien, Thailand, Armenien, Deutschland, Europa und Ursula von der Leyen. Continue reading >>
28 Februar 2020

Alive until you aren’t

On Poland, France, UK, Germany, Europe, the World and one great and one less great judgment from Karlsruhe. Continue reading >>
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Lebendig bis zum Schluss

Über Polen, Frankreich, UK, Deutschland, die Welt und ein tolles und ein nicht so tolles Urteil des Zweiten Senats des Bundesverfassungsgerichts. Continue reading >>
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21 Februar 2020

Das Leben der Anderen

Über rechten Terror, Europa, Türkei, Italien und den fetten Bußprediger von Budapest. Continue reading >>

The Life of Others

On right-wing terrorism, Turkey, Strasbourg, Italy and the fat friar of Budapest. Continue reading >>
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14 Februar 2020

Es geht nicht um den Platz am Tisch.

Es geht um den Tisch.

Über Deutschland, UK, Irland, Flüchtlingsschutz und meine ganz persönliche Bitte an Friedrich Merz. Continue reading >>

It’s not about a seat at the table.

It’s about the table.

On Germany, UK, Ireland, refugee protection and a respectful request to Friedrich Merz. Continue reading >>
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07 Februar 2020

This is not a drill

On Thuringia, the US, Poland, Europe and some extremely odd practices in academic publishing. Continue reading >>

Das ist kein Probealarm

Über Thüringen, USA, Polen, Europa und die sonderbaren Praktiken im Wissenschafts-Verlagsbusiness. Continue reading >>
31 Januar 2020

Die EU hat keine Nationalgarde

Über Polen. Andere Länder auch, aber ganz überwiegend über Polen. Continue reading >>

The EU has no National Guard

On Poland. Other places too, but mostly about Poland. Continue reading >>
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24 Januar 2020

Was qualmt denn da so komisch?

Über Polen, Russland und andere "gelenkte Demokratien", UK und andere (noch) nicht gelenkte Demokratien. Und Deutschland. Und Europa. Und, erwähnte ich das schon? natürlich Polen. Continue reading >>
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Have you noticed that burnt smell?

On Poland, Russia and other "guided democracies", the UK and other not (yet) guided democracies. And on Germany. Oh, and have I mentioned Poland? And on Poland. Continue reading >>
17 Januar 2020

Kein Appeasement

Neues aus Russland, Polen, Spanien, Indien, Deutschland und Italien. Continue reading >>
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No Appeasement

On Russia, Poland, Spain, India, Germany, Italy and others. Continue reading >>
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10 Januar 2020

Möglicherweise Krieg

USA, Iran, Deutschland, Polen, Indien, Chile, Österreich und eine Menge mehr. Continue reading >>

Possibly War

USA, Iran, Germany, Poland, India, Austria, Chile, and a whole lot more Continue reading >>
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20 Dezember 2019

2019: a Changed Climate

In which I look back on 2019 and the most-read posts of this year. Continue reading >>
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13 Dezember 2019

The Choice of Our Time

In which I worry an awful lot about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Continue reading >>
06 Dezember 2019

Grassroots growing upwards

In which I have second thoughts about primary elections and their benefit for democracy. Continue reading >>
29 November 2019

The Great Repression

In which I welcome Jens Söring, the ,Söring v. United Kingdom' Söring, home after 33 years of imprisonment. Continue reading >>
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22 November 2019
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Be Aware or Be Next!

In which I call David Law to ask him to explain to me the situation on the ground in Hong Kong. Continue reading >>
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15 November 2019

Right-Wing Crits

In which I take issue with the Judicial Power Project. Continue reading >>
08 November 2019

Competitors for the Majority

In which I respectfully disagree with the large majority of Ministers of Justice in Germany. Continue reading >>
01 November 2019

1989 and me

In which I mostly deplore my lack of curiosity as a 19 year old in rural Upper Bavaria. Continue reading >>
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25 Oktober 2019

See you around

On Unions, withdrawals and other matters of potentially paradoxical nature. Continue reading >>
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18 Oktober 2019

Closing Loops, Unclosing Loops

On elections in Poland and Hungary and other constitutional matters of hope and despair. Continue reading >>
11 Oktober 2019

Getting Rid of Them

On impeaching Trump, sacking BoJo and other matters of constitutional reverie. Continue reading >>
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05 Oktober 2019

Not Madness nor Treason

On old English ladies, indigestible lumps and other matters of delight and disgust in constitutional law and policy. Continue reading >>
27 September 2019

Without the Benefit of Hindsight

On history being written by the winner and other myths of constitutional and unconstitutional nature. Continue reading >>
20 September 2019

A Bug, not a Feature

On empty concepts, blind spots and other matters of constitutional visibility. Continue reading >>
13 September 2019

Get on the Istanbul Express

The answer to authoritarian populism are uneasy alliances of different types of political forces loyal to political democracy, however difficult that may seem under quite different political circumstances. Continue reading >>
06 September 2019

A Matter of Confidence

On lying without expecting belief and other harbingers of constitutional doom. Continue reading >>
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30 August 2019

Brexit as Fate

On Boris, the seven plagues of Brexit and other matters of constitutional myth-making Continue reading >>
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13 Juli 2019

The First Decade

A stroll down memory lane after 10 years of matters constitutional on Verfassungsblog. Continue reading >>
06 Juli 2019

The Bursting of a Constitutional Bubble

On stunts, bluffs, confidence tricks and other mind-boggling matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
29 Juni 2019

A Matter of Intent

On constitutional jurisdiction in the EU and the US and other ways to check or boost the right-wing project. Continue reading >>
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15 Juni 2019

Being a Good Dictator is not so Easy

On investigative journalists, homeless people, aberrant academics and other sources of civic unrest and discomfort. Continue reading >>
09 Juni 2019

A Bad Workman Blames His Tools

On caulking walls, laying oxygen pipes and other matters of constitutional craftsmanship Continue reading >>
01 Juni 2019

Lies in Politics

On Boris Johnson, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and other active or passive issues of constitutional truthfulness. Continue reading >>
25 Mai 2019

Talking about the Weather

On young protesters, old constitutions and other matters of epochal significance. Continue reading >>
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18 Mai 2019

Constitution without Qualities

On constitutional jubilees, Alexander Gauland and other matters of what works and what doesn't. Continue reading >>
11 Mai 2019

Ranks and Titles

On being a professor, running for MEP and other matters of legal and constitutional entitlement. Continue reading >>
04 Mai 2019

Mine and Your’s

On socialism, libertarianism, constitutionalism and a fellow named Kevin Kühnert. Continue reading >>
27 April 2019

Confidence and Trust

On some unexpected ramifications of the judicial independence issue and other constitutional mischief. Continue reading >>
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20 April 2019

Towards the 8th Decade of the Grundgesetz

On constitutional jubilees, narratives, books and other causes for celebration and concern. Continue reading >>
13 April 2019

Special Edition: South of the Border

On one of the world's most rotten constitutions and other things we learned travelling in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue reading >>
30 März 2019

After Defeat

On the hammering of Britain, EU triumph and the danger of excessive constitutional rigidity. Continue reading >>
23 März 2019

Towards the Cliff

On Brexit, the Westminster model and other precipitous matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
16 März 2019

A Glimpse of the Future?

On Venezuela, Hungary, Poland and other risky but interesting parallels in constitutional law and policy. Continue reading >>
09 März 2019

Answering Macron

On politics and constitutional politics and the difference between both. Continue reading >>
02 März 2019

The Rules of the Game

On coalitions, conventions and other matters for constitutional pharisees to wrap their head around. Continue reading >>
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23 Februar 2019

Our Own People

On stripping Germans from being Germans and other more or less existential matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
16 Februar 2019

Points and Vectors

On reasons of last resort, final cigarettes and other matters of constitutional ultimativity. Continue reading >>
09 Februar 2019

Brother’s Keeper

On European judges looking out for one another, and other glad and less glad constitutional tidings. Continue reading >>
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02 Februar 2019

Among the Free and Equal

On parity, parties, parliaments and other particularities of the constitutional week that was. Continue reading >>
26 Januar 2019

Minister of Civil Resistance

On law, politics and a fellow named Herbert Kickl. Continue reading >>
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19 Januar 2019

As You Like It

On Brexit, the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything and other constitutional and unconstitutional conundra. Continue reading >>
12 Januar 2019

Piercing the Hull

On the rocking of boats, the weathering of storms and other matters of constitutional seafaring. Continue reading >>
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15 Dezember 2018

A Christmas Wish

On this crazy year of 2018 and how to move on with the Verfassungsblog project. Continue reading >>
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08 Dezember 2018

This Time it’s Serious

On burning barricades, shifting balances and other riotous matters of constitutionalism. Continue reading >>
01 Dezember 2018

Into the Open

On voting for the bad guys, rooting for the good guys and other matters of constitution and compromise. Continue reading >>
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24 November 2018

Law Rules!

On backpedalling Poles, diesel-guzzling Bavarians and other matters of constitutional pro- and regress. Continue reading >>
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17 November 2018

Constitutional Metastasis

On Hungarian elections not being exclusively Hungarian and other news from the constitutional cancer ward. Continue reading >>
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10 November 2018

Constitutionalizing Facebook

On public space, private autonomy and other matters of who owes what sort of justification to whom. Continue reading >>
03 November 2018

Confessions of an Ex-Neoliberal

On past mistakes made and future mistakes to be avoided and other matters of constitutional penitence. Continue reading >>
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27 Oktober 2018

Viewed from Without

On constitutional holism, colliding trains and other matters of constitutional catastrophe. Continue reading >>
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20 Oktober 2018

A Ghost Story

On the German Reich, Polish judicial reforms and other uncanny phenomena of paraconstitutional law. Continue reading >>
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13 Oktober 2018

Cakes that Speak

On anti-gay pastry, discrimination darkrooms and other matters of constitutional and unconstitutional confectionery. Continue reading >>
06 Oktober 2018

Men Like Them

On frat boys, men of honour and other phenomena of constitutional masculinity. Continue reading >>
29 September 2018

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

On the role of the media and good and bad journalists according to the spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior in Vienna. Continue reading >>
22 September 2018

Fool me once

On last-minute delays for Poland, last-ditch attempts to fire Maaßen and other ways of overtaxing our constitutional patience. Continue reading >>
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15 September 2018

Thanks for the Clarification

On clear lines for Orbán, murky pools for Maaßen and other matters of constitutional translucence and opacity. Continue reading >>
08 September 2018

Silence means Dissent

On abstention, abstaining and other ways of staying clear of constitutional and non-constitutional sin. Continue reading >>
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25 August 2018

Law and Sentiment

On public opinion, private feelings and other sensible and sentimental matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
21 Juli 2018

Break from the Break

On the epic fight about Prawo and Sprawiedliwość that is going on in Poland and other estival reasons for constitutional alarm. Continue reading >>
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14 Juli 2018

Seven Long Years

On staring into abysses, the passing of time and what we all want to be remembered for. Continue reading >>
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07 Juli 2018

What You Did This Summer

On legal entanglement, brotherly love and other matters of constitutional fiction and non-fiction Continue reading >>
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30 Juni 2018

Fight these People!

On the need to fight these people, and the need to fight these people. And the need to fight these people. Continue reading >>
23 Juni 2018

Bavarian Curses

On geography in Europe, on the firmness of the ground underneath us and other matters of constitutional disorientation. Continue reading >>
16 Juni 2018

A Tale of Two Unions

On Christian Democrats, Europe and other unifying and disuniting matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
09 Juni 2018

Money is Time

On revenues and expenditures and other entries in the constitutional balance sheet. Continue reading >>
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02 Juni 2018

Festa della Repubblica

On elevating one government and toppling another and further topsy-turvy matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
26 Mai 2018

Hitting the Right Person

On kicking the one and meaning the other and other straight and crooked constitutional shooters. Continue reading >>
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12 Mai 2018

Show your Fetish

On superstition, substitution and other super-duper matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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05 Mai 2018

A Hymn to the Rechtsstaat

On the busting of myths, the rottenness of Denmark and other constitutionalist examples of not singing along Continue reading >>
28 April 2018

Bavarian Krampf

On the cross, the kippah and other constitutional and unconstitutional uses of religious symbols to make refugees feel bad. Continue reading >>
21 April 2018

The Good Thing about Being German

On not bombing Syria, not saving Europe and other con- and destitutional opportunities to feel smug about ourselves. Continue reading >>
14 April 2018

To Pick an Argument

About courtesy, courts and other catalysts of constitutional combativeness. Continue reading >>
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07 April 2018

Piercing the Second Reality

On legal monsters and monstrous lawyers and other gothic tales of contemporary constitutionalism Continue reading >>
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24 März 2018

Having the Pudding and Eating It

On empty bowls, full mouths and other cases of distitutional crapulence. Continue reading >>
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17 März 2018

A Whiff of Thuggery

On white papers, dark arts and other matters of different degrees of constitutional shadiness. Continue reading >>
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10 März 2018

Rise together, fall together

On Turkish coffee, Western spaghetti and other treats and mistreatments of constitutional relevance. Continue reading >>
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03 März 2018