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Alexander Horne: Select Committee Powers of Enforcement

On 7 March 2017, the House of Commons Committee of Privileges announced a new inquiry into the exercise and enforcement of the powers of the House in relation to select … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Richard Clayton QC: The Brexit Case That Never Was

Since the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was enacted so swiftly, the political implications of R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] 2 WLR 58 … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · 8 Comments

Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: A Design Problem for Judicial Review: What We Know and What We Need to Know about Immigration Judicial Reviews

Immigration and asylum claimants often use judicial review to challenge immigration refusal decisions made by the Home Office. Immigration-related cases have, for a long time now, presented serious difficulties to … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 7 Comments

Ewan Smith and Alison Young: “That’s how it worked in 2014, and how it would have to work again”

On the 9th of March, writing for the BBC, Laura Kuenssberg, the political editor of the BBC said “it’s up to the Westminster government to permit another [Scottish] referendum.” Six … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 13 Comments

Stephen Tierney: A Second Independence Referendum in Scotland: The Legal Issues

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced the Scottish Government’s intention to hold a second referendum on independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. The move … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 13 Comments

Tarunabh Khaitan: Giving up on (Indirect) Discrimination Law

Some readers might be surprised if told that one of the most significant cases on discrimination law generally, and race discrimination in particular, is likely to be decided by the … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

Weekly round-up

This week’s announcements include: Study of Parliament Group circular: Committee of Privileges Inquiry Launched Call for applications, Junior Research Fellowship in Constitutional Law or Constitutional Theory, Trinity College, Oxford University … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 1 Comment