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David Howarth: On Parliamentary Silence

One of the most striking aspects of the arguments of counsel in Miller, as Rachel Jones has pointed out, was how much the disagreement between the parties focussed on the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 8 Comments

Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Supreme Court, Day 3

Introduction This post aims to summarise the highlights of the Supreme Court (SC) hearing on Day 3 (7 December 2016) of the hearings in the Miller v Secretary of State … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 7 Comments

Rachel Jones: The Importance of Silences in the “Brexit” Appeals

“[T]here has been a longstanding resistance, as a matter of law, to the idea that legislative inaction or silence, filtered through a judicial stethoscope, can be made to sound out … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · 11 Comments

Michael Doherty: Should Making False Statements in a Referendum Campaign Be an Electoral Offence?

Oldham, 2010: In a closely fought election, where immigration was a central issue, the Labour candidate Phil Woolas published statements about his LibDem opponent that were found to be false … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 9 Comments

Katie Boyle and Leanne Cochrane: Rights Derived from EU law: Informing the Referendum Process

This week the UK Government is under a duty to publish information about rights and obligations that arise under European Union (EU) law as a result of the UK’s EU … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 5 Comments