News and Announcements

Experts discuss abortion law internationally after the overturning of Roe v. Wade

The Center for Constitutional Design sponsored an informative discussion on the state of abortion law around the world as part of an ongoing partnership with the National Constitution Center. Experts discussed the rapidly changing landscape in the United States and how it compares to abortion law internationally.

How Arizona’s constitutional right to privacy could impact abortion access

Executive Director Stefanie Lindquist spoke with Axios about the Arizona Constitution’s explicit right to privacy, which experts say will play a role in anticipated legal challenges to Arizona’s restrictive new abortion laws.

State Judges Are in Spotlight After Supreme Court Overrules Roe v. Wade

The Wall Street Journal reached out to Executive Director Stefanie Lindquist to discuss state courts, where judges are on the front lines, and their role following the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade.

State courts from Oregon to Georgia will now decide who – if anyone – can get an abortion under 50 different state constitutions

Executive Director Stefanie Lindquist writes for The Conversation about how state-level litigation and legislation will shape reproductive rights after Roe.

Just Add Water: Hydrating Human Rights in the Desert of Inequality

Center Fellow and ASU Law Professor Rhett Larson spoke at BYU’s Kennedy Center for International Studies about the underappreciated connection between water rights and inequality.

Teaching Federalism: State Sovereignty Declarations in State Constitutions

Center Fellow Sean Beienburg writes for American Political Thought about how state constitutions both declare and teach fundamental principles of American constitutional thought.

The autonomy and independence of the TEPJF must prevail in favor of democracy: specialists in national and international electoral matters (April 2022)

Executive Director Stefanie Lindquist testified before Mexico’s Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary on the need for clarity and finality in the resolution of election disputes.

ASU launches Center for Constitutional Design

Executive Director Stefanie Lindquist was interviewed on Arizona PBS about the Center’s launch and the goal of helping people understand the U.S. Constitution.

Authoritarian Repression and Electoral Opposition: Mobilization under Germany’s Antisocialist Law

Center Fellow Henry Thomson writes about electoral authoritarianism in the international journal Comparative Politics.

The Law of Democratic Disqualification

Center Fellow Tom Ginsburg co-authored a California Law Review article on disqualification standards found in almost all constitutions.

Group organization, elections and urban political mobilization in the developing world

Center Fellow Henry Thomson co-authored a piece for Democratization on electoral mobilization and violence in the developing world.