I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia
Sinica, Taiwan's highest academic research institution. My studies consist of
researching and writing about comparative public law, socio-legal studies, and IT law and
policy. Currently I’m analysing the effects of political and legal constitutionalism (and
how to effectively balance the two), the implications of constitutional idolatry and
judicial supremacy, and the interaction between social media and the law. I'm also
currently writing about civil disobedience, citizen contestation, and democracy in
relation to Taiwan's Sunflower Movement. 

I hold a PhD in Law from the University of Stirling; an MA in Criminology, Law &
Society from George Mason University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of
Missouri-Columbia. I can be contacted at: briancjones@sinica.edu.tw. 

Articles

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Is Social Media a Human Right? Exploring the Scope of Internet Rights, International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog (2014)

This article explores the basis for social media being recognised as a human right, how...

 

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Interpreting Acronyms and Epithets: Examining the Jurisprudential Significance (or Lack Thereof), Stanford Law & Policy Review Online (2014)

Given the rise in short title sophistication and their prominent use as evidence in U.S....

 

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SCOTUS Short Title Turmoil: Time for a Congressional Bill Naming Authority, Yale Law & Policy Review Inter Alia (2013)

This past summer saw the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor,...

 

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A Triumph of Ill Conceived Language: The Linguistic Origins of Guantamo’s “Rough Justice”, Hastings Law Journal Voir Dire (2013)

Throughout the years, the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay has witnessed an abundance of intriguing...

 

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Don’t Be Silly: Lawmakers “Rarely” Read Legislation and Oftentimes Don’t Understand It . . . But That’s Okay, Penn State Law Review Penn Statim (2013)

During the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), the reading and...

 

Popular Press

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Legislatures Should Take the Lead on Gay Marriage, The Hill's Congress Blog (2014)
 

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Are Short Bill Titles a Form of Deceptive Advertising? (with Randal Shaheen), Huffington Post (2013)