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

Italian Conditions

On staying uncompromised, staying neutral and other matters of constitutional purity and putrification. Continue reading >>
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24 Februar 2018

Game without Rules

On one-way streets, two-way deals and other matters of constitutional duplicity and triplicity. Continue reading >>
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17 Februar 2018

Doors Will Open on the Liberal-Hand Side

On right and left and straight ahead and other matters of constitutional balance or polarization. Continue reading >>
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10 Februar 2018

Thank God I am not like other People

On dimly lit butcher shops, federal feelings of being at home and other constitutional non-starters Continue reading >>
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03 Februar 2018

The Deed, not the Doer

On populist pluralism, pluralist populism and other dazzling and dizzying matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
27 Januar 2018

Project Waterproof

On the weathering of storms, the patching of roofs and other elements of constitutional durability. Continue reading >>
20 Januar 2018

It can happen here

On German militant democracy, Indian militant Supreme Court Justices and other phenomena of pugnacious constitutionalism. Continue reading >>
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13 Januar 2018

So much Love

On inter-judicial romance, same-sex love in Romania and other heart-warming matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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06 Januar 2018

Beware the Demogorgon

On mock realities, monsters and other contemporary phenomena of constitutionalism. Continue reading >>
16 Dezember 2017

Article 7 and us

On constitutional emergencies and emergency constitutions and other boons and banes of European rule of law. Continue reading >>
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09 Dezember 2017

Finally a Horizon

Of secular problems, millennial rhetorics and other time-bound and perennial issues of constitutionalism. Continue reading >>
02 Dezember 2017

Facing the Music

On blogs like this as "new media", sticking your neck out and other matters more or less constitutional. Continue reading >>
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25 November 2017

Careful what you Wish for

On minority government and other causes for constitutional redemption fantasies. Continue reading >>
18 November 2017

Waiting for Jamaica

On coalition building, feedback loops and other functional and dysfunctional matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
28 Oktober 2017

What I would like to ask the AfD

How to discern democratic and undemocratic parties and other tough questions constitutional. Continue reading >>
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21 Oktober 2017

Schoolyard Bullies

On rights and rightists and other matters of constitutional concern. Continue reading >>
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14 Oktober 2017

Constitutional Courts in Decline

On losing confidence, gaining independence and other constitutional ups and downs. Continue reading >>
07 Oktober 2017

Independence as an Assertion

On Catalonia and… No. It's basically all about Catalonia. Continue reading >>
30 September 2017

Where is the Pulse of Europe when it’s needed?

On rebuilding Europe and the resounding silence of the German election results in this and other matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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23 September 2017

The Party of the Extreme Normal

On normalitarians in the Bundestag and a number of other more or less worrisome matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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16 September 2017

Macron or Juncker

On polarity, voting and whirling about in Angela Merkel's kettle of pragmatism. Continue reading >>
09 September 2017

Walking out on us

On Hungary, Catalonia and other domestic or international matters of discontent Continue reading >>
29 Juli 2017

Beyond Dublin

On balls, fields, books and Möbius strips of constitutional and non-constitutional nature. Continue reading >>
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22 Juli 2017

Not to play along

On Poland, Spain and others crises constitutional, and how to deal with them. Continue reading >>
15 Juli 2017

Polish Courts are Our Courts

On Erdogan, Böhmermann, Kaczynski and other ticklish constitutional business. Continue reading >>
08 Juli 2017

The Non-Arsonist’s Guide to Constitutionalism

On headscarves, marriage vows, burning Mazdas and other combustible matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
01 Juli 2017

Merkel’s Conscience

On conscientious objection as a method of constitutional interpretation and other ways to have the cake and eat it. Continue reading >>
24 Juni 2017

A Great Laugh

On pomp and circumstance and other edifying matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
17 Juni 2017

What Constitutions Endure

On stress tests, emolument and other matters of high constitutional training effect. Continue reading >>
10 Juni 2017

Pushing Borders

On emergencies, Faustian pacts and other diabolical or divine matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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03 Juni 2017

The Hand on the Faucet

On drying out the bad guys and other liquid or solid matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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27 Mai 2017

Red Card for the Red Card

On referees, judges and other partial and impartial matters constitutional Continue reading >>
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20 Mai 2017

To Make a Commitment

On same-sex marriage, legislative dawdling and other matters of constitutional joy and dismay. Continue reading >>
13 Mai 2017

Because they say so!

On courts, dogmatists and other matters of constitutional contestation. Continue reading >>
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07 Mai 2017

My President, too

On presidents, populists, courts and other constitutional causes for joy and celebration. Continue reading >>
29 April 2017

Europe is not a Story

On Orbán, on Europe and on other fictional and factual matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
22 April 2017

The Feedback Loop of Power

On Germans being German, ending the disgrace of child marriage and other scandalous matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
08 April 2017

Dreaming of the User Republic

On hate speech, civic duplicity and other dubious matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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01 April 2017

The Outside Within

On Hungary's Soros obsession, diaspora voting rights and other reflexive matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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25 März 2017

Charging Bullies

On bullies, brown bears and other furry and fuzzy matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
18 März 2017

Majority is a Legal Concept

On Dutch populist unpopularity, on the absurdities of autocracy and on other matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
04 März 2017

Geert-Victor LePynski, coming to your town too

On EU member states' brazenness and subservience, on the constitutional plans of Le Pen and Wilders and why they matter for all European citizens. Continue reading >>
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25 Februar 2017

Constitutional Courts – imagine them gone

On frightened German judges, distressed Polish judges and other newsworthy matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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18 Februar 2017

… yet there is method in’t

On Trump's state of mind, on Poland's latest twist in the Constitutional Tribunal drama, and on other crazy matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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11 Februar 2017

Destitution or Constitution

On Trump and the Courts, on the importance of constitutional review and on other constitutional issues arising on the way into or out of authoritarianism. Continue reading >>
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04 Februar 2017

Trump, Taricco, Turks and Tusk

Once again, constitutional orders all over the world are tested to the limit of their endurance… Continue reading >>
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28 Januar 2017

Shaking off Constitutional Constraints

Is the seminal Miller decision by the UK Supreme Court good news for British constitutionalism or bad? What does the equally momentous Yukos decision by the Russian Constitutional Court teach us about the state of constitionalism in Russia? And what will become of the rule of law and the balance of powers in Turkey when President Erdogan gets his way with the Turkish constitution? Continue reading >>
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21 Januar 2017

Scarves, Slaves and the Nearly Headless NPD

On an incompletely decapitated Neonazi party and other topical matters constitutional. Continue reading >>
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14 Januar 2017

Strangers, Adversaries, Enemies

On party bans, on constitutional courts as tools and objects of political pressure, and on the various ways Muslim dress codes for girls and women further the evolution of constitutional law in Europe. Continue reading >>
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07 Januar 2017

Us and Them

On racial profiling, on what is part of Europe and what is not, and on apes in cages. Continue reading >>
22 Dezember 2016

Cleaning up after 2016

The end of this year of 2016 draws close, and relief about that fact, ill-founded as it may be, is palpable wherever I go. It has been a rough ride for constitutionalists, and we all deserve some days of rest and peace, if we can afford it. Therefore, I will spare you with seasonal reviews and reflections on these almost consistently dreadful twelve months past and highlight only one fact hopefully suitable to lift your spirits a bit: Since Brexit, support for European integration has jumped by 5 percent throughout the EU and by 7 percent in the UK. Continue reading >>
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10 Dezember 2016

Freedom of Assembly in Poland: Next in Line?

Public protest seems to be the best hope civil society now has in Poland against its increasingly authoritarian government. It would be only consequent that the the next obstacle to their power for the Law and Justice party to dismantle would be the right to freedom of assembly. Continue reading >>
03 Dezember 2016

Christmas Showdown in Poland

Something decidedly un-christmasy is going on right now in Poland. On Thursday, I have talked to a person close to the ongoing conflict about the Polish Constitutional Tribunal on the phone, and here is what I have learnt: Continue reading >>
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26 November 2016

On Dreams and Nightmares

As the "Eurocrat's Dream" has ended, what have we woken up to? Since the very noteworthy collection of essays under title "The End of the Eurocrat's Dream", edited by CHRISTIAN JOERGES, DAMIEN CHALMERS and MARCUS JACHTENFUCHS, has appeared this spring, the waking-life reality in Europe and beyond has taken on a decidedly nightmarish character. Continue reading >>
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19 November 2016

The Lure of the New Normal

No-one can remain in a constant state of exception, that would be a contradiction in terms. Any emergency that goes on for too long becomes somewhat normal over time. If things refuse to get less terrifying, all we can do is raise our level of terrification, isn't it? Donald Trump will let a White Supremacists' media darling shape his political strategies – but hey: he deserves a chance, right? Austria is weeks away from falling into the hands of the far-right populists, with other European countries lining up behind it – but please, let's not overreact, maybe we are all just out of touch with what ordinary people think and feel? Continue reading >>
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12 November 2016

Week #1 after Trump

I will not bore you with yet another account of how stunned I still am and how I shake in my booths now and so forth. We all do, I suppose. The world has changed over night, quite literally. And the world we woke up in on Wednesday morning appears to be a far less habitable place for liberal constitutionalists who believe that state and society should respect human dignity, protect the vulnerable, overcome discrimination and impose on their own power those legal restraints that empower them in the first place. How could this happen? What did we do wrong? What can we do now? Shall we stand our ground or adapt? Continue reading >>
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05 November 2016

CETA, Trump and „Enemies of the People“

What a week… On Thursday, the High Court of Justice […] Continue reading >>
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