Robert Craig: Miller: An Index of Reports and Commentary

Robert CraigThe list below organises the voluminous commentary and legal filings in the Miller litigation. It is designed to be one-stop-shop for locating relevant documents, helping to identify the key issues. It is also dynamic. Readers who have suggestions for other blogs or sources are welcome to suggest additions to The 500 word reaction pieces will also be added to the list. It is anticipated that this post will sit on the sidebar of the UKCLA blog during further debate on Miller for easy access for readers. Items listed with an “*” post-date the Supreme Court decision.

Last updated: 31 January 2017

Legal Filings and Summaries

Supreme Court Judgment

Divisional Court Judgment

Supreme Court Website – contains all party filings and transcripts

Hearing reports by Robert Craig: SC: Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1: High Court: Day 3, Day 2, Day 1

Commentators (alphabetical order)

John Adenitire: The Implications of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for Triggering Art 50

John Adenitire: Exiting the EU Constitutionally

Philip Allott: Fundamental Legal Aspects of UK Withdrawal from the EU: Eight Stages

*Philip Allott: The Short Title of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill Is Incorrect

*Nicholas Aroney: Circular Reasoning in the Supreme Court’s Miller decision

T.T. Arvind, Richard Kirkham, and Lindsay Stirton: Article 50 and the European Union Act 2011

Nick Barber, Tom Hickman and Jeff King: Pulling the Article 50 ‘Trigger’: Parliament’s Indispensable Role

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Uses and Misuses of the Rule of Recognition in Miller

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Consequences of the High Court’s Reasoning in the Article 50 Judgment:

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: The Supreme Court Should Not Refer to the EU Court of Justice on Article 50

Mikołaj Barczentewicz: The Core Issue in Miller: The Relevance of Section 1 of the 1972 Act

Mikołaj Barczentewicz: What Is the Government Really Arguing in the Article 50 litigation? A Response to Mark Elliott

*Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Taking the Principle of Legality Too Far

Kieron Beal QC: The Taxing Issues arising in Miller

Eirik Bjorge: EU Rights as British Rights

Ana Bobic and Josephine van Zeben: Negotiating Brexit: Can the UK Have Its Cake and Eat It?

Brick Court Brexit blog: summary of the issues

*Lisa Burton Crawford: Constitutional Tradition, Constitutional Change

Kenneth Campbell QC: Sand in the Gearbox: Devolution and Brexit

Kenneth Campbell QC: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going Next? Further Reflections on Devolution

Kenneth Campbell QC: How Devolution Has Altered Some Fundamentals of the British Constitution

Elizabeth Campion: Parliamentary and Governmental Power in the Wake of the EU Referendum

Paul Craig: Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: I

Paul Craig: Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: II

Paul Craig and Mark Freedland: Miller: Rights and Revocability

Paul Craig: Miller: Alternative Syllogisms

Paul Craig: Miller: Winning Battles and Losing Wars

Robert Craig: Casting Aside Clanking Medieval Chains: Prerogative, Statute and Article 50 (MLR article)

Robert Craig: Triggering Article 50 Does not Require Fresh Legislation

Robert Craig: The Abeyance Principle and the Frustration Principle

Robert Craig: Miller: The Statutory Basis Argument – A Primer

*Robert Craig: Miller Supreme Court Case Summary

Francesco de Cecco: Miller, Article 50 Revocability and the Question of Control

Gavin Creelman: The Relevance of Thoburn to the Article 50 “Trigger” Debate

*Paul Daly: The Form of the Article 50 Authorisation Bill: Some Early Thoughts on Miller

*Paul Daly: Covering the Bases: Miller and the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

Raj Desai: Miller and the Flexibility of the UK Constitution

*Hasan Dindjer: Sources of Law and Fundamental Constitutional Change

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Brexit, Article 50 and the Contested British Constitution (MLR article)

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’: Constitutional Chaos and Constitutional Crisis?

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Miller: Why the Government Should Still Lose in the SC (Even with New Arguments)

Sionaidh Douglas Scott: Miller in the Supreme Court: The Scottish Case

*Jim Duffy: Defying Convention: Supreme Court Puts Sewel on the Sidelines

Piet Eeckhout: The UK Decision to Withdraw from the EU: Parliament or Government?

Richard Ekins: Can the Courts Block Brexit?

Richard Ekins: Parliamentary Sovereignty and the High Court’s Mistake

*Pavlos Eleftheriadis: The Systematic Constitution

Mark Elliott: On Why, as a Matter of Law, Triggering Article 50 Does Not Require Parliament to Legislate

Mark Elliott: The Government’s Case in the Article 50 Litigation: A Critique

Mark Elliott: On Whether the Article 50 Decision Has Already Been Taken

Mark Elliott and Hayley Hooper: Critical Reflections on the High Court’s Judgment in Miller

Mark Elliott: Courts, Democracy and Brexit: Some Home Truths

Mark Elliott: The High Court Judgment – A Brief Comment

Mark Elliott: Article 50, the Royal Prerogative, and the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002

Mark Elliott: The Miller Case in the Supreme Court: The Key Arguments

*Mark Elliott: The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Miller (1,000 words)

*Mark Elliott: The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Miller (Analysis)

Timothy Endicott: ‘This Ancient, Secretive Royal Prerogative’

Timothy Endicott: Parliament and the Prerogative: From the Case of Proclamations to Miller

*Timothy Endicott: A Treaty of Paramount Importance

Keith Ewing: A Review of the Miller Decision

Thomas Fairclough: Judicial Review and Article 50: Some Preliminary Issues

Thomas Fairclough: Article 50 and the Royal Prerogative

David Feldman: Brexit, the Royal Prerogative, and Parliamentary Sovereignty

John Finnis: Terminating Treaty-based UK Rights

John Finnis: Terminating Treaty-based UK Rights: A Supplementary Note

John Finnis: Brexit and the Balance of Our Constitution

*John Finnis: The Miller Majority: Reliant on European Perspectives and Counsel’s Failings

Christopher Forsyth: The High Court’s Miller Judgment

*Christopher Forsyth: Miller: Was It a Draw?

Sandra Fredman: The Least Dangerous Branch: Whose Role is it to Protect Parliamentary Sovereignty?

*Oliver Garner: Conditional Primacy of EU Law: The United Kingdom Supreme Court’s Own “Solange (so long as)” Doctrine?

*Carl Gardner: The “Principle of Legality” Is Out of Control

Aris Georgopoulos: (Un)Crossing the Rubicon: Why the Supreme Court Should Not Refer to the ECJ

Mike Gordon: Brexit: The Constitutional Necessity of an Early General Election

Sébastien Grammond: Canadian Constitutional Jurisprudence and the Brexit Process

Max Harris: A First Take on Miller – With a Note on the Human Rights Perspective

David Howarth: On Parliamentary Silence

*David Howarth: The Government’s Fatal Concession in Miller

Rachel Jones: The Importance of Silences in the ‘Brexit’ Appeals

Philip Joseph: Brexit: A View from Afar

Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC and Naina Patel: Miller Is Right

Jeff King and Nick Barber: In Defence of Miller

*Jeff King: What Next? Legislative Authority for Triggering Article 50

Richard Lang: The Article 50 Litigation and the Court of Justice: Why the Supreme Court Must Refer

Sir Stephen Laws: Article 50 and the Political Constitution

*Sir Stephen Laws: Questioning Parliament in the Courts?

Jean Leclair: Brexit and the Unwritten Constitutional Principle of Democracy: A Canadian Perspective

Simon Lee: Dicey Sentiments

Christina Lienen: Brexit and the Domestic Judiciary: The Aftermath of Triggering Article 50

Ronan McCrea: Can a Brexit Deal Provide a Clean Break with CJEU and EU Fundamental Rights Norms?

Ronan McCrea: Arguing that Article 50 Notification Is Reversible Involves Risks for the Government

Aileen McHarg: The Devolution Implications of the Miller Decision

*Aileen McHarg: Constitutional Adjudication in a Mixed Constitution

Campbell McLachlan QC: The Foreign Affairs Treaty Prerogative and the Law of the Land

*Janet McLean: Brexit, Article 50 and Asking a Different Question

Jo Murkens: Brexit: The Devolution Dimension

*Patrick O’Brien: All for Want of a Metaphor: Miller and the Nature of EU Law

Colm O’Cinneide: Why Parliamentary Approval for the Triggering of Article 50 TEU Should Be Required

Paul O’Connell and Nimer Sultany: Miller and the Politics of the Judiciary

Gavin Phillipson: Dive into Deep Constitutional Waters: Article 50, the Prerogative and Parlmnt (MLR article)

Gavin Phillipson: The Miller Case, Part 1: A Response to Some Criticisms

Thomas Poole: Losing our Religion? Public Law and Brexit

*Paul Reid: Time to Give the Sewel Convention Some (Political) Bite?

Simon Renton: An Unintended Consequence of Article 50?

Simon Renton: Historical Perspectives and the Miller Case

Julian Rivers: Brexit and Parliament: Doubting John Finnis’s Dualism

*Dominic Ruck-Keene: The Brexit Judgment – “The Law of the Realm Cannot Be Changed but by Parliament.”

*Meg Russell: What Might Parliament Do with the Article 50 Bill?

Jake Rylatt: The Irrevocability of an Article 50 Notification

Aurel Sari: Biting the Bullet: Why the UK Is Free to Revoke Its Withdrawal Notification under Article 50 TEU

*Rosie Slowe: Article 50, the Supreme Court Judgment in Miller and Why Revocability Still Matters

Stijn Smismans: About the Revocability of Withdrawal: Why the EU (Law) Interpretation of Article 50 Matters

Ewan Smith: What Would Happen if the Government Unlawfully Issued an Article 50 Notification without Parliamentary Approval?

Ewan Smith: Treaty Rights in Miller

Charles Streeten: Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube: Can an Article 50 Notification Be Revoked?

Robert Brett Taylor: Constitutional Conventions, Article 50 and Brexit

Stephen Tierney: Was the Brexit Referendum Democratic?

*Stephen Tierney: The Brexit Decision: Holyrood May Still Have a Role to Play

Adam Tucker: Triggering Brexit: A Decision for the Government, but under Parliamentary Scrutiny

Albert Weale: The Constitution of Democracy and the Pretensions of the Plebiscite

*Jack Williams: The Supreme Court’s Approach to Prerogative Powers in Miller: An Analysis of Four E’s

Alison Young: Brexit, Article 50 and the ‘Joys’ of a Flexible, Evolving, Un-codified Constitution

Alison Young: Triggering Article 50: Miller

Alison Young: Triggering Article 50: Miller (cont)

Alison Young: Miller, Constitutional Adjudication – Reality over Legality?

Alison Young: R (Miller) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Substance over Form?

*Alison Young: Miller: Maintaining the Delicate Divide between Law and Politics?

Robert Craig, LSE Law School