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Anurag Deb and Conor McCormick: Lee v Ashers: A Recipe for Jurisdictional Confusion?

On 10 October 2018, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] UKSC 49, sparking much debate and commentary. The judgment is … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jacob Rowbottom: Cakes, Gay Marriage and the Right against Compelled Speech

In the high-profile decision in Lee v Ashers, the Supreme Court had to consider a customer’s rights against discrimination along with the baker’s right to freedom of expression. In its … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · 3 Comments

Chintan Chandrachud: Bittersweet Judgment: The UK Supreme Court in the Ashers Baking Case

Bakeries in the United States and the United Kingdom have become the latest sites for contestation about rights. Last December, the US Supreme Court upheld a Christian baker’s right to … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: ‘Justice, Injustice and Brexit’ workshop, City Law School, 19 October 2018 ‘Constitutional Supremacy and Judicial Reasoning: Doctrinal Difficulties in Canada and Abroad’, Policy Exchange, 18 … Continue reading

October 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jack Simson Caird: Taking Back Control: Brexit, Parliament and the Rule of Law

Over the next six months of the Brexit process, the UK Parliament will make a number of decisions that will have a profound impact on the UK’s constitution and its … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 6 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s announcements include: ‘Trafficking: A Development Approach’, UCL Current Legal Problems lecture, 11 October 2018 Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Constitutional and Administrative Law [Volume III], submit by … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Daniel Wincott: The Commission on Justice in Wales (Thomas Commission)

In autumn 2017 Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, announced a Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd previously Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · 4 Comments