UK Constitutional Law Association

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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 · 5 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 · 2 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

Thomas Raine: The Value of Article 14 ECHR: The Supreme Court and the ‘Bedroom Tax’

Since it was introduced under the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012, the removal of the spare room subsidy, or ‘bedroom tax’ as it is known, has been one of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Gavin Phillipson: The Miller Case, Part 1: A Response to Some Criticisms

Introduction The resounding defeat for the Government in Miller v Secretary of State has already produced a huge amount of academic commentary. In my view the role of legal academics … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 22 Comments

Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: New ESRC Report Launched: Current Issues in Administrative Justice: Examining Administrative Review, Better Initial Decisions, and Tribunal Reform

Profound changes in the way law interacts with administration are underway. Recently, the Ministry of Justice announced a near one-billion-pounds funding injection to modernise the justice system. A considerable part … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment