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Bethany Shiner: How Does the Data Protection Act 2018 Empower the Information Commissioner to Tackle the Misuse of Personal Data in Political Campaigns?

Introduction Following on from an earlier piece on this blog which highlighted some of the gaps in the legal framework relating to the use of personal data for political purposes … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leah Trueblood: More Good Days for Democracy: The Report of the Independent Commission on Referendums

At the beginning of Democracy in America, de Tocqueville writes that in studying democracy its “…Faults strike one at first approach, but its qualities are only discovered at length.” The … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Anurag Deb: Buick: Two Courts, Two Approaches and No Government

On 6 July 2018, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in Buick’s application for judicial review [2018] NICA 26. A keenly awaited ruling for its constitutional … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Constitutional Law Summer School Belfast, Northern Ireland 08 –10 August 2018 Bookings are now being taken for the Attorney General’s Constitutional Law Summer … Continue reading

July 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Solon Solomon: The Chequers Agreement: Brexit and the Infeasibility of Judicial and Legal Independence

The Chequers agreement reshapes the UK Brexit position. By formally throwing its lot behind a soft Brexit, Theresa May’s government has made a point. It is unclear how this stance … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 5 Comments

Anurag Deb: The Unquiet Irish Border Problem: Implications in the Aftermath of the Withdrawal Act

On 26 June 2018, the hitherto hotly-debated European Union (Withdrawal) Bill became an Act of Parliament (“2018 Act”) after a tennis match of amendments and counter-amendments between Parliament’s two Houses. … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · 3 Comments

Stephen Tierney: The Legislative Supremacy of Government

At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. In this post … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 3 Comments