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HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Mark Elliott: Could the Devolved Nations Block Repeal of the Human Rights Act and the Enactment of a New Bill of Rights?

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Dr Mark Elliott, … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Chris McCorkindale: Echo Chamber: the 2015 General Election at Holyrood – a word on Sewel

In those heady pre-election days, when polls were king and a hung parliament seemed inevitable (a week, it seems, really is a long time in politics), there was much excited/exasperated … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Can the Union Survive the Election?

Thursday’s election leaves the Anglo-Scottish Union on the brink. A combination of the first past the post system and the crystallisation of increasingly sharp attitudinal differences between England and Scotland … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Manifesto Watch: Aileen McHarg: The Constitutional Implications of the Rise of the SNP

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Manifesto Watch: Keith Ewing: Saor Alba and Austerity – The British Constitution and the Labour Party Manifesto

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. We begin with Professor Keith Ewing … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ben Christman: An Unholy Resurrection in the Court of Session

Relaxed standing tests for judicial review are critical to maintain the rule of law. Too restrictive, and the executive may act unlawfully – safe in the knowledge that judicial oversight … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adam Tomkins: Confusion and Retreat: The Supreme Court on Devolution

The Supreme Court’s devolution jurisprudence has ebbed as well as flowed. It may be that the high-water mark was left by Robinson v Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [2002] … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment
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