UK Constitutional Law Association

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Jacob Rowbottom: Cash for access and the problems of party funding

  Following the Sunday Times cash for access sting, political parties are reported to be putting negotiations on reforming party funding on the fast track. Such discussions among the parties … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nicholas Aroney: Federal Models for a U.K. Constitution?

When the referendum really comes, the sovereign Parliament must go.  But whether for good or for evil, the referendum, in principle at least, seems to be coming. – C. H. … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nick Barber: The Virtues of Advisory Referendums

The question of the capacity of the Scottish Parliament to hold an advisory referendum is one that has exercised contributors to this blog.  The dispute turns on a piece of … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Andrew Le Sueur: ‘Fun-loving guys’, government ‘doing anything that individuals do’ and the rule of law

In my administrative law lectures, I get students to practise an action that I explain ought to become instinctive in the minds of lawyers working for (or against) government. You … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

David Mead: The Right To Protest Contained By Strasbourg: An Analysis of Austin v. UK & The Constitutional Pluralist Issues it Throws Up

The last few days have proved to be eventful for anyone interested in free speech and protest. First, Cambridge PhD student Owen Holland was rusticated for seven terms for reading … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 11 Comments

Douglas Edlin: Executing the Laws

Lethal Force and Legal Process According to Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, the President of the United States must “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”  … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Colin Harvey: Engaging With Human Rights in a Disunited Kingdom

The world is saturated with the normative discourse of rights. Rights-talk is to be found almost everywhere; in sugary political speeches, in legal texts, and in the pleas of those … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 1 Comment