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Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Day 2

Editors’ note: For a report on the first day of proceedings, please see here. Introduction The second day of proceedings in the Miller case started at 9.45am as scheduled following … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

Mike Gordon: Brexit: The Constitutional Necessity of an Early General Election

In the stunning aftermath of the Brexit referendum, intense debate among constitutional lawyers has focused on Art 50 TEU, and the domestic legal (or constitutional) requirements for a decision to … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 6 Comments

Mike Gordon: The UK’s Sovereignty Uncertainty

The sovereignty strand of the renegotiation of the UK’s position in the EU was always likely to raise challenges. This is, in part, because ‘sovereignty’ itself is a contested idea: … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Mike Gordon: After the General Election: An EU Referendum and the EU Act?

While we await publication of the political parties’ manifestos, there can be no doubt that the UK’s membership of the EU will be a key issue in the fast-approaching (if … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: W(h)ither Sovereignty?

Harbingers of the demise of sovereignty are not new.  At least since Karl Marx prophesized the withering away of the state, the heralding of the end of sovereignty has been … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Jeffrey Goldsworthy: Parliamentary Sovereignty’s Premature Obituary

At the end of a long review of my book Parliamentary Sovereignty, Contemporary Debates (CUP, 2010, hereafter PS), Vernon Bogdanor concludes that I have “suffered one of the worst fates … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 10 Comments

Paul Yowell: EU Act 2011: Law and Politics

The European Union Act 2011, which received royal assent in July of last year, could have important implications for several aspects of the UK constitution, including the UK’s relationship with … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 3 Comments