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Mike Gordon: Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part II)

Editors’ note: This is the second part of a two-part contribution. The first part can be found here. Part one of this blog post considered the constitutional challenge potentially posed … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mike Gordon: Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part I)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part contribution. The second part will be posted tomorrow. The Brexit process continues to generate challenges for law, government and the constitution … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

Thomas Fairclough: What’s New About the Rule of Law? A Reply to Michal Hain

This blog recently published a detailed piece by Michal Hain. He made some very interesting claims that this note will examine. I start by explaining Hain’s arguments and ordering them … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 4 Comments

Michal Hain: Guardians of the Constitution – the Constitutional Implications of a Substantive Rule of Law

A constitutional storm is brewing. Whilst it is too early to perform the burial rites for parliamentary sovereignty, the Supreme Court’s decisions in R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

George Letsas: The Constitution and the Folly of Majoritarianism

In the aftermath of the EU Referendum many hoped that Parliament will, in its wisdom, block what the people decided to do in the heat of the moment: to leave … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 17 Comments

Oliver Garner: Conditional Primacy of EU Law: The United Kingdom Supreme Court’s Own “Solange (so long as)” Doctrine?

In circumstances of “normal” membership of the European Union, the UK Supreme Court’s dicta in the Miller judgment that EU law is an “independent and overriding source of domestic law” … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 10 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: How Devolution Has Altered Some Fundamentals of the British Constitution

Introduction Regular readers of this blog will need no reminding of how much anticipation has been devoted to the Art 50 litigations ahead of and and during  the UK Government’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 3 Comments