UK Constitutional Law Association

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Event: The New Parliamentary Sovereignty, King’s College London

      The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London would like to invite you to a seminar with Vanessa MacDonnell, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law: … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Edward Kirton-Darling: Missing: political genius. If found, please return to the British People, care of Palace of Westminster, SW1A.

If Scottish voters chose independence in the referendum in September, the SNP confirmed on 16 June that a written constitution for Scotland would be drawn up. Where does that leave … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scot Peterson: Constitutional Entrenchment in England and the UK

Frequently people think that there are only two ways address flexibility in a constitution: to legally entrench an entire document and to protect it with strong judicial oversight, or to … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Stuart Lakin: The Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution and Common Law by Professor Trevor Allan: Some Preliminary Thoughts

 Most readers of this Blog will undoubtedly be familiar with the work of Professor TRS Allan.   It is difficult to think of anyone who has made a more significant contribution … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Douglas Edlin: Will Britain Have a Marbury?

 Marbury v Madison is the most famous judicial decision in US history, written by the most important judge in US history.  According to the traditional understanding, Chief Justice John Marshall brilliantly side-stepped … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Dawn Oliver: Parliamentary Sovereignty in Comparative Perspective

I Parliamentary sovereignty in other countries  In this post I defend the absence of judicial strike down powers in the UK by exploring the ways in which other countries besides … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

Stuart Lakin: Parliamentary Privilege, Parliamentary Sovereignty, and Constitutional Principle

While this was probably not its primary objective at the time, the Daily Telegraph scoop on MPs’ expenses  in 2008 has led to the reinvigoration of debates about Parliamentary privilege.    … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 1 Comment
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