same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage: Ireland and the US

On 22 May 2015 a referendum was held in Ireland on a proposed amendment to the Irish Constitution which would permit same-sex marriage. The proposal was approved by 62% of the voters.  A month later the US Supreme Court established  a constitutional right to same-sex marriage striking down bans in 15 states. In Obergefell v. Hodges the […]

Two important cases of the French Constitutional Council

Within a week the French Constitutional Council issued two decisions on two important issues in both cases upholding the recently passed legislation. In its decision  n° 2013-346 QPC of  11 October 2013  on the case Société Schuepbach Energy LLC the French Constitutional Council upheld the ban on hydraulic fracturing or fracking. It ruled that banning the […]