UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Bradley Miller: Some Problems in Constitutional Architecture

As my house approaches its centenary, it becomes harder to deny that some architectural designs age better than others.   No doubt it all looked great in 1930, but some of … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jason N.E. Varuhas: Should the common law of review and the law under the Human Rights Act 1998 be “synthesised”?

In the recent decision of Kennedy v The Charity Commission [2014] UKSC 20 Lord Mance speculated that in time some form of “synthesis may emerge” between the common law of … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ruthann Robson: US Supreme Court in Schuette: Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action

CROSS-POSTED FROM Constitutional Law Professors Blog (US). The Court’s opinion in Schuette v. BAMN (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tarunabh Khaitan: NALSA v Union of India: What Courts Say, What Courts Do

The Indian Supreme Court has recently delivered an important judgment in the case of National Legal Services Authority v Union of India (NALSA). A two-judge bench comprising Justices Radhakrishnan and … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Richard Clayton: The Curious Case of Kennedy v Charity Commission

On 26 March 2014 the Supreme Court gave a lengthy judgment in Kennedy v Charity Commission [2014] UKSC 20, running to 248 paragraphs. The Supreme Court decision is full of … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

ALBA/UKCLA Seminar: Right to an Oral Hearing

On 14 May 2014 the UK CLA will hold its first joint seminar with ALBA ( the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association). The topic addresses questions of procedural fairness … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Graham Gee: The Lord Chief Justice and Section 5 of the Constitutional Reform Act

The Constitutional Reform Act redrew relationships between the senior judiciary and Parliament in a number of ways. Amongst the most significant was removing the right of the LCJ to speak … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jacob Rowbottom: McCutcheon and the US campaign finance laws: Responsiveness to money or people?

The decision of the US Supreme Court in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission represents another judicial gutting of American campaign finance laws. Following Citizens Unitedv Federal Election Commission (2010), the … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Stephen Tierney: Constituting Scotland: A Retreat from Politics?

RE-POSTED FROM DISCOVER SOCIETY. The Scottish Government has recently announced its intention to introduce a draft Scottish Independence Bill into the Scottish Parliament which will set out an interim constitution … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Richard Ekins: Amnesty and Abuse of Process

On 21 February 2014, Mr Justice Sweeney ordered a stay in the proceedings against John Anthony Downey, who had been charged with four counts of murder and one of doing … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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