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Peter Leyland: Devolution, Greater Manchester and the Revitalisation of Local Government

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill (CLGD) featured in the Queen’s speech and received its second reading in the House of Lords on 8 June 2015. It allows for … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Nicholas Clapham: The Authorisation of Surveillance: A Separation of Power?

Editors’ note: The UK Parliament will debate reports into investigatory powers in its session today, 25 June 2015. On 11 June the Prime Minister released the review of investigatory powers … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Liz Fisher: A Decade in the Glasshouse

The UK Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) came fully into force on the 1 January 2005. There is thus now over a decade’s worth of law in relation to … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Se-shauna Wheatle and Roger Masterman: The ‘Constitutional Aspect’ in Evans v Attorney General

As we devour (and, perhaps, mourn the disappointing content of) the communications between the Prince of Wales and UK government departments, we continue to dissect the more fascinating Supreme Court … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Paul Bernal: Privacy, Surveillance and Brexit….

An Englishman’s home is his castle, so the old saying goes, and it might be thought that the implication is that the English place a special importance on privacy. The … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

David Landau: Report on IACL Roundtable on the “New” Separation of Powers

David Landau, Florida State University College of Law, reports on the recent IACL roundtable held in Johannesburg. On 28-29 May 2015, a number of scholars from around the world gathered … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber: Conventional Wisdom and the Human Rights Act

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Graham Gee, Senior Lecturer … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 4 Comments