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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

Ann Sherlock: Supreme Court ruling on Welsh legislation.

On 9 July 2014, the Supreme Court delivered its unanimous ruling that the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill was within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales. The Bill … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Alan Trench: Welsh byelaws and the UK Supreme Court

At the end of July, we learned that the UK Attorney-General has referred the first Act of the National Assembly passed since the March 2011 referendum to the UK Supreme … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Tarun Khaitan: How to interpret Constitutional Statutes?

Most of us will be aware of the famous remarks of Lord Justice Laws in Thoburn v Sunderland City Council (2002) that constitutional statutes are immune from implied repeal, and … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Christine Bell: Bills of Rights and Devolution: From the Universal to the Particular.

‘To produce one Bill of rights may be regarded as a misfortune.  To produce eight, looks like carelessness’. This blog picks up on Nicholas Barber’s blog of September 11, 2011.  … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 4 Comments
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