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

This is a brief (1200 words brief) summary of the ‘statutory basis’ argument. This post responds directly to the fact that, in the Supreme Court case being heard today, Lord … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Launch event for the UK Supreme Court Yearbook The Macmillan Room of Portcullis House in Westminster Monday, 12 December 2016, 6.00 pm   … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thomas Poole: Losing our Religion? Public Law and Brexit

Prerogative is the enemy of the people. This has been settled as matter of law for a very long time. The constitutional settlement of 1688 made a decision for responsible … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · 7 Comments

Eric King and Daniella Lock: Investigatory Powers Bill: Key Changes Made by the Lords

What was formerly known as the Investigatory Powers Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Investigatory Powers Act. The Bill was first published in draft form in November … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Ron Levy and Graeme Orr: To Save Democracy, Reform the Law

The US election just passed has made many people wonder about the merits of democracy. If an election can still be won using the dark rhetorics of earlier, troubled times … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Simon Lee: Dicey Sentiments

Everybody in Miller loves Dicey, judging by the publication of counsel’s arguments ahead of next week’s Supreme Court hearing. But it was not always thus and simply quoting more and … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

In the Miller case the High Court of England and Wales did not question the parties’ common understanding that withdrawal under Article 50 cannot be revoked once triggered. However, academic … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 13 Comments