Striking While the Iron is Hot: A Guide to a Second Scottish Independence Referendum for the Confused

Boris Johnson will reportedly head to Scotland this week in order to demonstrate the benefits of the British union. His visit is likely triggered by the 11 point ‘roadmap’ unveiled on Sunday by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to hold another independence referendum, should they win the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May. While Mr Johnson has a relatively straightforward […]

“Constitutions in the Crosshairs: Europe in 2018” – event at William & Mary Law School – January 25, 2018

Europe, as a distinct political and economic body as well as a collection of separate states, is facing constitutional challenges from within and without. Brexit, Catalonia, Poland, Hungary and Romania – as well as events within the European Union itself – all present challenges to European principles of constitutionalism. On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the […]

After Fragmentation: The Constitution of a Core European Citizenry?

Everywhere you look, Europe seems to be at a turning point. The prospect of complete withdrawal of an EU Member State (‘Brexit’) is only the most dramatic instance of a general trend of fragmentation in European integration. For the first time in the history of the Union, every national of a Member State may lose their […]

An initial call for clarity over the ‘constitutional requirements’ for withdrawing from the European Union

By Oliver Garner (UK), Ph.D. Candidate and the European University Institute. Oliver is generally interested in EU constitutional law and theory and the constitutional law of the Member States. The current legal challenge to the UK government’s constitutional authority to trigger Article 50 TEU is the supporting act to the main event political drama of […]