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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

Leah Trueblood: Referendums, Compromise, and Ratification

Resolving any political question requires compromise. This is as true for constitutional questions as it is for questions of policy. This can be seen now in the European Union’s reminders … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 7 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Report on ‘The Union and Devolution’

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on ‘The Union and devolution’. This post draws attention to some of its main findings. The Constitution Committee’s report on … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Barbara Guastaferro: Disowning Edmund Burke? The Constitutional Implications of EVEL on Political Representation

“Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; which interests each must maintain, as an agent and advocate, against other agents and advocates” but rather “a … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 1 Comment