Fordham International Law Journal

List of Papers (Total 315)

The Legitimacy of Informal Constitutional Amendment and the "Reinterpretation" of Japan's War Powers

The government of Japan has purported to reinterpret the famous war-renouncing provision of the Constitution in a controversial process that deliberately circumvented the formal amendment procedure. This article argues that these developments should be of great interest to constitutional law scholars in America because they bring into sharp focus issues that remain underdeveloped ...