UK Constitutional Law Association

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Richard Ekins: Defying the law: a reply to Daly

I’m grateful to Paul Daly for bringing to my attention the Irish High Court’s Fleming decision and the Ménard Report.  However, I think he is wrong to censure the former … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

Paul Daly: Death, Democracy and Delegation

Decisions on when to end one’s life are unquestionably of the greatest intimacy. Yet there is a clear public interest in ensuring that these decisions are carefully regulated to ensure … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mike Gordon: Time for a Citizens’ Assembly on Lords Reform?

After the collapse of the coalition government’s House of Lords Reform Bill in August, the UK Parliament’s upper chamber remains resolutely unreformed.  The substance of this most recent attempt to … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Patrick O’Brien: The European Fiscal Treaty: Constitutionalising ‘The Road to Serfdom’?

I start with a very old bad joke. A tourist is in Dublin, Ireland. In the midst of pondering the evident decline in the country’s fortunes (empty blocks of new … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Patrick O’Brien: Judicial Independence and the Irish Referendum on Judicial Pay

If all goes to plan, this week the wording of a new amendment to the Irish Constitution will be finalised. The amendment is designed to permit reductions to the pay … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · 4 Comments
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