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News: The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee Reports on Royal Consent

The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee reported on the practice of Royal Consent. Royal Consent was discussed on this blog in a post by Thomas Carter Adams. … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alexander Horne: Is there a case for greater legislative involvement in the judicial appointments process?

The dramatic increase in public law and human rights cases coming before the UK Supreme Court (and the Appellate Committee before it) means that the UK’s top court is more … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cambridge conference on Public Law: Process and Substance

In September 2014, the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Law and its Centre for Public Law will host a major international conference on Public Law. Following an outstanding response to … Continue reading

March 26, 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

Call for Papers: Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law 2014 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law Call for Papers

The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law in the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales invites abstracts for its 2014 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law which will … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nick Barber: After the Vote: Regulating Future Independence Referendums

 In a few months time Scotland will vote on independence.  In my last post on the topic I discussed some of the consequences of a yes vote: the problems that … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 12 Comments

Dawn Oliver: Does treating the system of justice as a public service have implications for the rule of law and judicial independence?

If you asked a second year LLB student, or even a professor of public law or a legal practitioner, ‘what are the most fundamental functions of judges and the system … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 8 Comments