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Graham Gee: Do Lord Chancellors defend judicial independence?

As part of its inquiry into the office of Lord Chancellor, the Constitution Committee asks whether “new” (i.e. post-2003) Lord Chancellors have actually defended judicial independence in line with their … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gavin Phillipson: “Historic” Commons’ Syria vote: the constitutional significance. Part II – the way forward

In Part I of this blog post I set out in detail the reasoned case for my opinion that, following the Syria vote in August 2013, there is a constitutional … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Adam Perry and Farrah Ahmed: Constitutional Conventions and Legitimate Expectations

Courts and commentators have sometimes said the administrative law doctrine of legitimate expectations is incoherent. They say that the various ways of acquiring a legitimate expectation do not hang together; … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nick Barber: Can Royal Assent Be Refused on the Advice of the Prime Minister?

There is a very good article in the most recent edition of the Law Quarterly Review.  It is by Rodney Brazier, and is concerned with the nature and mechanics of … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 10 Comments

Events in June: (1) political influences, (2) transnational human rights litigation and (3) dissenting judgments

UK Constitutional Law Group members and blog readers are invited to three events in June. 10 June 2013, starting at 5 pm: a joint event by the UK CLG, Devolution … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment
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