Justice Alito speaks on panel about Italian constitutional system

first_imgThe Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies hosted the book launch for the book, “Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context,” on Wednesday afternoon. The book was co-authored by a group of four legal scholars that includes Paolo Carozza, a Notre Dame law professor, and Andrea Simoncini, a visiting fellow and professor of constitutional law at the University of Florence, and focuses on the Italian constitutional court system and the lessons it contains for constitutional legal studies around the world.As part of the launch, Kellogg and the Potenziani Program arranged a panel of speakers who were involved with the writing and editing of the book, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and the O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law, Anthony J. Bellia. Simoncini also spoke on the panel.Alito, who wrote his senior thesis on the Italian constitutional courts, said the Italian court is particularly deserving of study by the English-speaking world.“One of the great opportunities I’ve had is to compare how I do things with other judges and justices,” he said.Simoncini said he and his co-authors realized there was a lack of Italian constitutional study in the English language, which is mainly due to the lack of translations available.“It was surprising to hear decisions from Albania and Zimbabwe talked about and studied, but the Italian counterparts were not,” he said, “I found this to be because Italy did not translate their decisions, and so they had no bearing on matters of global constitutionalism.”Alito said constitutional law procedure differs drastically in courts around the world, and these differences are a mechanism through which the American court system and it’s many unique facets can be evaluated.“Judicial review used to be unthinkable,” Alito said. “Here, in our idea of judicial review, the Constitution is law, but a higher form of the law. If the law clashes with the Constitution, constitutionality is debated and litigation arises.”Alito said this perception of judicial review may be derived from variances in how scholars and philosophers around the world think about rights, but that judicial review holds a very important place in American constitutional law.“Judicial review serves to protect against rights violations in the future,” Alito said.Alito said the idea of using legal precedent to substantiate legal decisions in the Supreme Court has become a topic of much debate by legal scholars, and he believes this practice does not account for differences in value systems between countries.“The point that emerges from looking at different cases, while Europe and America agree on certain values, it is simplistic to rely on counting up foreign decisions,” Alito said.Alito said in the U.S. justice system, there is at least a connection to the democratic process, as elected officials are still held accountable to their constituents for decisions to accept candidates for the Supreme Court or not.“Judges are appointed by an elected president and confirmed by elected members of congress, with only a majority,” Alito said.Alito said this contrasts sharply with other international courts, whose procedure helps to preserve courts as “judicial bodies and not political bodies.”Paolo Carozza, director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, said the book was a deeply collaborative venture that was the product of friendly discussion.“We didn’t take different chapters, each chapter was written by four pairs of hands,” Carozza said. “One person would write a chapter and then it was circulated for comments and editing.”Simoncini said the collaborative nature of the book is perfectly suited to the subject matter, as the global community can draw important lessons from comparing their varying modes of operation.“The dialogue between different constitutional scholars was not only the content of our work, but also the methodology,” Simoncini said.Carozza said the way the book was written was exemplar of Notre Dame “as a community of friendship and learning.”He also said the contributions the book will make to the study of comparative global constitutionalism “pales in comparison to the ways in which we, as a University, will impact the world.”Tags: Constitutional Studies, Kellogg Institue, Potenziani Minor in Constitutional Studies, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Courtlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: JR Smith, Bucks meet

first_imgIt appears the Bucks are looking to add some outside shooting.They are meeting Thursday with former Cavaliers guard JR Smith, according to The Athletic, which cited unidentified league sources. Raptors’ Kyle Lowry had procedure to repair tendon injury in thumb, report says JR Smith will have a free-agent meeting with the Bucks today in Milwaukee, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Bucks are searching for a wing shooter and both sides will have opportunity to sit down.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 18, 2019Smith, 33, was waived by Cleveland earlier this week after spending almost five seasons with the team. He appeared in only 11 games in 2018-19 after agreeing to leave the team in November to await a trade or his release.Milwaukee could have plenty of use for Smith if the two sides can reach an agreement though. Hall of Fame NBA coach Jerry Sloan’s health reportedly in steep decline: ‘He is dying’center_img Related News The Bucks retained 3-and-D wing Khris Middleton by giving him a five-year, $178 million deal this offseason. But they also sent a 50-40-90 shooter in Malcolm Brogdon to the Pacers in a sign-and-trade. Only the Rockets attempted more 3-pointers per game than the Bucks last season, so a 37.3% career 3-point shooter like Smith could help fill the void left by Brogdon’s departure.The Bucks had a league-best 60-22 record and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals before being eliminated by the Raptors in six games. But star Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard is out of the picture now, as he joined the Clippers in the Western Conference in July.Milwaukee has the reigning MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo and the 2019 Coach of the Year in Mike Budenholzer — who transformed the organization’s offense in his first season leading the team. Role-players like Smith and Wesley Matthews could help the Bucks get over the hump and return to the Finals for the first time since 1974.last_img read more

Musemić: A Strange Game, Strange Goals

first_imgThe coach  Husref Musemić for the official website of the club gave a brief comment after the lost of Sarajevo football team in the first match of the second qualifying round of the Champions League in Tirana vs Kukesi.  The game ended 3-2 in favor for Albanians, and Musemić called as strange the goals scored, adding that this can happen in sports, and in football.“What pleases me is the information that Tadejević and Suljić probably have the right to participate in the second match, because after three cartons they can lose the right to participate“, added the strategist of the team.Musemić points out that this is still a favorable result.“I hope that in Koševo we will win, with the support of our fans, to which we owe since they came all the way here to cheer for us“, said the coach of Sarajevo. (Source:klix.ba)last_img read more

DraftKings Week 15 Monday Night Showdown: Picks, advice for Saints vs. Colts NFL DFS

first_imgSaints vs. Colts on Monday Night Football will conclude Week 15, and it has a lot of fantasy football playoff implications. It also makes for an intriguing DFS matchup if you’re already into your championship or missed out on the final. We have DraftKings Showdown picks, advice and strategy below to help you dominate on the single-game Monday night slate.It all starts with the obvious captain choice in Michael Thomas. We surround him with a Saints-heavy roster construction, as it seems likely New Orleans will show up in prime time at the Superdome. But we’re also getting in on the Indianapolis passing and rushing games to have some involvement in any possible gameflow. MORE MNF: Betting preview | Hilton injury updateDraftKings Showdown Picks: Saints vs. ColtsCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): WR Michael Thomas, Saints ($18,900)Sometimes, it’s best not to get cute. We know Thomas (especially in DK PPR scoring) has the highest floor and ceiling in this game.FLEX: QB Drew Brees, Saints ($12,000)Every Brees to Thomas connection, of which there are usually a lot, will be like a turbo boost for us. And any dump-offs to Alvin Kamara or deep balls to Ted Ginn Jr. will at least be partially contributing to our lineup. FLEX: RB Marlon Mack, Colts ($7,800)The Saints have a solid run defense, but Mack’s price is also lower than most first-string RBs are on these single-game slates. We can count on a bunch of early-down work for Mack, along with goal-line looks, so he doesn’t actually have to do a ton to return value relative to this depressed price.FLEX: WR Marcus Johnson, Colts ($5,200)I like this even if T.Y. Hilton plays because that calf injury runs the risk of being re-injured. Johnson provides an intriguing deep threat against an overrated Saints secondary, and if Hilton’s out, Johnson is a great value at this price.FLEX: K Wil Lutz, Saints ($4,000) A heavy investment in the New Orleans’ offensive outcomes means that we might as well capture the finish of as many of those drives as possible with the kicking ability of Lutz.FLEX: QB Taysom Hill, Saints ($2,000)I would’ve liked Hill better if Jared Cook (concussion) was out, but he’s interesting at such a low price. We know he’ll get between 10-20 snaps and probably five-plus touches, which you can’t say for anyone else this cheap.last_img read more

In-form internationals head to Wales

first_img Three in-form internationals will represent England Golf in the team event at the Welsh ladies’ open stroke play championship at Southerndown from Friday to Sunday, 1-3 May. Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) and Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) both tied fourth in last weekend’s Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play. The third member of the team, Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), shared eighth place. Clews, 20, helped England into second place in the Nations Cup event at the Helen Holm. She has also recently won the Delamere Comboy scratch at her own club and had top five finishes in The Leveret, at Formby Ladies’, and the Hampshire Rose at North Hants. Lamb, 17, and Clews, have both been selected for the England v Spain international at Burnham & Berrow on May 9 and 10. It will be the first time that mixed teams have played in this fixture. Mehmet, 18, (image © Leaderboard Photography) was joint runner-up in the Hampshire Rose and was the third best amateur at the recent Roehampton Gold Cup. The team event will be played across all three rounds of the Welsh championship, with the best two scores counting in each. For the first time this year the championship is being played over three days, instead of two. The field will be cut to the top 50 and ties for Sunday’s final round. 29 Apr 2015 In-form internationals head to Wales last_img read more