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Peter Oliver: Canada @ 150

Editors’ note: 2017 is a significant landmark in the constitutional history of Canada. It is 150 years since Canadian Confederation was brought about by the passage of the British North America Act … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Constitutional Change and Legal Continuity

Cross-posted with the Constitution Unit blog. Nine months after Theresa May first announced that there would be a ‘Great Repeal Bill’, and three and a half months after triggering Article … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mike Gordon and Adam Tucker: Twenty Years On: Assessing the State and Legacy of New Labour’s Constitution

In such frenzied constitutional times – with only a general election resulting in a hung Parliament and a minority government and the start of Brexit negotiations to have kept public … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Pavlos Eleftheriadis: The Systematic Constitution

The Supreme Court judgment in Gina Miller is not merely an affirmation of what the High Court said. The eight member majority confirmed the earlier decision, but also took the … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Alison Young: R (Miller) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin): Constitutional Adjudication – Reality over Legality?

In a ground-breaking decision, the High Court in Miller issued a declaratory order that ‘the Secretary of State does not have power under the Crown’s prerogative to give notice pursuant … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 14 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Wales Bill

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on the Wales Bill. The history of the Bill is a somewhat chequered one, a Draft Bill published in October … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Marco Goldoni: Constitutional Referendums as Vectors of Regime-building: Observations from the Italian Case

It is referendums’ season. After Brexit and the Hungarian referendum on the European migrants’ resettlement plans (the so called ‘quota referendum’), an important constitutional plebiscite will take place in Italy … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 2 Comments