Recent Collections of Global Conflict, Power, and Territory

“Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions includes a collection of 17 case study essays that details certain countries that are undergoing territorial disagreements regarding constitutional engagement in a variety of contexts. This collection is relevant to many current conflicts all over the world, including those that are most well-known.

These case studies were released by George Anderson and Sujit Choudry. They have also released a companion policy paper under the same name that helps provide insight into constitutional design and territorial claims. They provide advice in this paper with hopes that it will be useful to the advisers involved in these conflicting situations.

Sujit Choudry is a Rhodes Scholar and also has law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. This constitutional lawyer is also Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which supports constitution building by starting and leading networks of experts all over the globe to complete evidenced research projects about policy options for practitioners. Professor Choudry is also a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster and has advised on government and constitution building in many countries for a long time.

George Anderson has been a deputy minister for Canada and has also been a CEO of the Forum of Federations. He has consulted all over the globe, including being a member of the Sandby Team of Experts in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and at the Centre for Democracy and Diversity at Queen’s University and lecturing in over 24 countries.

The original collection of essays is meant be to a realistic view on the policy recommendations involved in these complex territorial and constitutional cleavages. In the conclusion of this volume, the authors use information from the original conclusions of existing research in constitutional transitions and the like. These case studies are something every scholar of federalism, power-sharing, and devolution must read. They have a broad analysis that would be very important to advisers and consultants.

The “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” volume has been on sale on Amazon since May 9th and the companion policy paper can be downloaded at any time.

Find out more here http://constitutionaltransitions.com/director-sujit-choudhry/

 Sujit Choudhry Takes A Look At Replacement Of A Senator

Sujit Choudhry; a renowned constitutional lawyer, recently went ahead to debunk the constitutional provisions that surround the replacement of a senator. This came in the wake of the sudden death of Senator John McCain who succumbed to brain cancer. Sujit says as much as it may be important to talk about his legacy, it is equally vital that we look at the constitutional provisions regarding the mechanisms of his replacement.

In his bid to look at the processes relating to the replacement of a senator who resigns, dies or is elected as president, Sujit makes reference to the Seventeenth Amendment. This amendment states that the governor of the state whose senator has died, resigned or elected president ought to appoint an acting senator until a time when an election takes place. However, this amendment is quite flexible and can be applied in several ways.

It would, however, be noted that this provision also works differently based on the states involved. Arizona, for instance, is one of the 36 states that allow the appointed senators to run for the seat in the next general election but can also step down in cases where the appointment was temporary. For the other 14 states, however, a special election has to be called. Notably, 4 states forbid the governor from making an appointment until the next general election is done.

Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized law guru who has been involved in the constitutional development of several countries. He holds a law degree from Toronto, Oxford and Havard. He has previously served as a law clerk for the supreme court of Canada’s Chief Justice, Antonio Lamer.

Professor Choudhry’s research focuses on a variety of issues especially in the field of comparative constitutional law and politics. He has mastered constitutional design as a tool that can help manage the transition from the state of violent conflict to a peaceful democratic process.

In the course of his research, Sujit Choudhry has managed to publish well over ninety articles, working papers, book chapters and reports. He currently serves as the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions that offers evidence-based policy options.

Read more about Choudhry here https://ca.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry

The Political Genius Francisco Domenech

Francisco Domenech was born in 1978 in San Juan and spent his childhood in Ocala in Florida. Mr. Francisco Domenech is a lawyer and managing partner of POLITANK which is a law firm that deals with government affairs and specializes in bringing out plans of actions that will enable representation of private interests before government gatherings and discussions. Politank has been firmly in connection with Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner-elect Gonzales. Mr. Francisco is a former director in the office of Legislative Services from 2005-2008 where he was able to lead a group of 130 employees and increased the services offered by the Legislative Library which facilitated access of physically challenged and the blind to the library. Read more at Reporter Expert to know more.

Francisco is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where he got a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In the 1999-2000 academic year, he was the President of the General Student Body Council. He also took many courses in comparative law in University College London in approximately six months. Mr. Domenech was a Deputy Campaigner for Hillary Clinton in 2008 in Puerto Rico where he assisted Clinton to win the primary polls against the then-senator Barrack Obama. He supported Hillary Clinton in her campaigns all through 2016 where he joined the National Finance Committee on Hillary’s presidential campaign. Domenech was Hillary Clinton’s top fundraiser in Puerto Rico where he raised almost 200,000 US Dollars to support her candidature. He has been the Campaign spokesman in Puerto Rico. Francisco is also a famous youth mover and shaker who is the first President of the Puerto Rico Young Democrats in 2003. Francisco is the only person in the Young Democrats of America to have worked there for seven consecutive years.

Mr. Francisco Domenech has gained political experience from a lot of sources such as fundraising, voter registration, and policy development. Working as the Public Relations in the Senate President’s Chief Legal Counsel, he provided legal advice to the house and represented the interests of the Senate. As the managing partner of Politank, Mr. Francisco has been able to maintain a swayful influential status and rank in Democratic politics for almost 20 years.

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A Brief Bio Of Francisco Domenech

Some lawyers end up falling through the cracks and never become that successful but the same cannot be said for Francisco Domenech, Esquire. A twice graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras, this 40-year-old legal scholar now serves as the Managing Partner of Politank. It’s a government affairs law firm that specializes in the private representation of interests before governmental forums and how best to carry out that concept. Born in San Juan, he previously served as the Director of the Office of Legislative Services of the legislative assembly of Puerto Rico from 2005 to 2008. During such time, he oversaw the management of 130 employees, enabled them to offer more services, partook in the decision-making process of over 800 different legislative pieces and turned a surplus in every single fiscal year he served. Learn more about Francisco at visualcv.com

While at the University of Puerto Rico, he obtained both a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor Degree. He also served as president of the student council during his senior year of college. During such time, he also served as an academic senator in the student government senate. During his junior year, he served as the student body president of the university’s college of social sciences. While studying to become a lawyer, he also matriculated at University College London where he studied comparative law.

From 2007 to 2012, he served as a loyal member of the Democratic National Committee which provided him with the opportunity to provide representation for the future Democratic leaders of America. He also had the distinct honor to serve as a delegate at four different Democratic National Conventions. During Hillary Clinton’s run for office in 2008, he served as her deputy campaign manager in Puerto Rico where she managed the impressive feat of scoring a significant margin of victory over her Democratic opponent, Barack Obama. He also went on to serve as her primary campaign manager when she ran again eight years later and, once again, she scored a significant margin of victory over her opponent, Bernie Sanders. So it seems he has a bright future ahead of him. Learn more: https://www.slideshare.net/francisco_domenech