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Stephen Tierney: The Scottish Constitution After Independence

According to the Scottish Government White Paper issued this week, Scotland’s Future, an independent Scotland will have a new written constitution (this repeats the commitment contained in the Scottish Government’s … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

John Stanton: The road from Gettysburg. Are we nearly there yet?

Last Friday, much was made of the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, 22 November 1963. The 35th President of the United States, ‘JFK’ oversaw, inter alia, … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Paul Kildea: Australia’s abandoned local government referendum

It is almost forgotten now, but Australians were recently set to vote in a referendum on the constitutional recognition of local government. Had it gone ahead, the referendum would have … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jo Eric Khushal Murkens and Peter Jones: Salmond and Cameron order a dog’s dinner at the EU café

 Countries that are used to referendums on constitutional matters use them sparingly. The UK has no such constitutional requirement, but faces the possibility of having to deal with two such … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

News: Scottish Referendum Question Appears to be Resolved.

The debate over the legality of a Scottish referendum appears to be over.  The media are reporting that the Scottish and Westminster governments are on the verge of agreement, using … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Emily Burke: Same-Sex Marriage Legislation in Australia

There is a global trend towards the recognition of same-sex unions, with recent expressions of support from Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama and the new French President Hollande. In … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Law Commission: Consultation on Elections and Referendums

Bringing electoral law up to date In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is asking which of the rules governing elections and referendums should be reviewed as part of … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment
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