constitutional law

2019. szeptember 28. 17:37
According to the American conception the disestablishment of a religion does not mean that religion needs to be excluded from public life. Driving all the religious acknowledgment out of the public sphere would be to show a kind of hostility toward religion which is out of keeping from our understanding of disestablishment which is not an antireligious move – pointed out by Michael W. McConnell, Professor of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. július 15. 10:20
Instead of a “Lockian” society in which the government exists as the servant of people to protect the rights of individuals, centralization creates a kind of “Hobbesian” war. Once a “Leviathan” is created, you have to fight a “holy war” to control it because if you do not control it, then your political opponents would control it - says Randy Barnett, Professor of Law at Georgetown University during a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service in Hungary.
2019. április 30. 11:44
Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest, Hungary spoke with Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, one of the most widely cited research organizations across America. Ilya Shapiro talked about the establishment and role of the Cato Institute along with its Center for Constitutional Studies; about the dangers of “increased centralization” and the “one-size-fits-all” approach in public policy decisions as well as about the important role of the Supreme Court in shielding states’ rights from the central government. In the course of the conversation Ilya Shapiro also shared his thoughts on the threats of the growing “administrative state” along with the “politicization of the judiciary” and on what Europeans could learn from this American experience. Last but not least, they touched upon contemporary constitutional challenges around the world such as the dilemma of free speech on private digital platforms.