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Yossi Nehushtan and Stella Coyle: Ashers Baking (Part 1): The Supreme Court’s Betrayal of Liberalism and Equality

Much has already been written about the recent Supreme Court judgment in Ashers Baking, but the debate has so far omitted an important argument: that the Court has, once again, … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 5 Comments

Joanna Bell: The Supreme Court’s Approach to the Finality Clause in Lee v Ashers: A Response to Anurag Deb & Conor McCormick & Looking Forward to Privacy International

Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] UKSC 49 (‘gay cake’ case) has probably not escaped the attention of any public lawyer. As Anurag Deb & Conor McCormick have usefully … Continue reading

October 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

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 · 4 Comments

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 · 4 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

Anurag Deb: Privacy as a Foundational Right: Lessons from the Indian Supreme Court

Introduction September 2018 may go down in Indian law as one of the most liberal months in the history of the country’s Supreme Court. From decriminalising ‘unnatural’ sex and adultery … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Benedict Douglas: The Fundamental Tension Underlying the UK Constitution

Are we defined by the duties we owe or the choices we make? Until very recently UK citizens have predominantly understood their personal identity, what is right and wrong, and … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · 8 Comments