UK Constitutional Law Association

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Ian Cram: Some Thoughts on Constitutional Amendment

How changeable ought constitutions to be? A strange question perhaps for a UK constitutional lawyer to pose given the relative ease by which political majorities in this jurisdiction can swiftly … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dawn Oliver: Parliamentary Sovereignty in Comparative Perspective

I Parliamentary sovereignty in other countries  In this post I defend the absence of judicial strike down powers in the UK by exploring the ways in which other countries besides … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

Jacob Rowbottom: Campaign Lies and the First Amendment

It is now a tradition that during an America presidential election year, commentators shall declare the campaigns to be the ‘nastiest’ and ‘dirtiest’ ever. It is difficult to know whether … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Andrew Hammel: Why the Circumcision Judgment looks so weird to American Eyes

The Cologne Landgericht decision proclaiming religious circumcision to be a form of illegal assault will apparently soon be superseded by legislation permitting the practice under certain conditions. Nevertheless, the mere … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Douglas Edlin: Executing the Laws

Lethal Force and Legal Process According to Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, the President of the United States must “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”  … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Douglas Edlin: The Substance of Things Hoped For.

One reason that the film V for Vendetta resonated so powerfully with Americans was its presentation of such a plausibly dystopian future history.  The US might descend into chaos, but … Continue reading

September 30, 2011 · 6 Comments