UK Constitutional Law Association

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Stephen Tierney: The Scottish Constitution After Independence

According to the Scottish Government White Paper issued this week, Scotland’s Future, an independent Scotland will have a new written constitution (this repeats the commitment contained in the Scottish Government’s … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 6 Comments

Neil Walker: The Receding Tape

And so the countdown begins. But the countdown to what? Twelve months from now we should know the result of the referendum, but just how significant a marker will that … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stephen Tierney: Towards a Fair and Democratic Process? Regulating the Referendum on Scottish Independence

The referendum on independence is still a year away and already attention is focused on major substantive issues such as economic relations between an independent Scotland and the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Aileen McHarg: Access To Judicial Review In Scotland

Readers of this blog will be familiar with the controversial reforms to the judicial review procedure in England and Wales (discussed by Elliott and by Bondy & Sunkin), premised on … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Aileen McHarg: The Leveson Report, the Royal Charter and the Scottish Parliament: A Reply to Jamieson

Iain Jamieson’s earlier post argues that the ability of the Scottish Parliament to implement its own model of press regulation in response to the Leveson Report has effectively been ousted … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

News: Scottish Referendum Question Appears to be Resolved.

The debate over the legality of a Scottish referendum appears to be over.  The media are reporting that the Scottish and Westminster governments are on the verge of agreement, using … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Aileen McHarg: The Dog That Finally Barked: Constitutional Review under the Scotland Act

The reviewability of Acts of the Scottish Parliament (ASPs) at common law has, understandably, attracted considerable interest of late, on this blog and elsewhere.  However, the Supreme Court’s decision in … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nicholas Aroney: Federal Models for a U.K. Constitution?

When the referendum really comes, the sovereign Parliament must go.  But whether for good or for evil, the referendum, in principle at least, seems to be coming. – C. H. … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Gavin Anderson et al: The Independence Referendum, Legality and the Contested Constitution: Widening the Debate

Two weeks ago, the UK Government published its consultation document on Scotland’s Constitutional Future, in which it stated its view that the Scottish Parliament has no power to enact legislation … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 16 Comments

Aileen McHarg: Public Law, Private Law and the Distinctiveness of Scots Judicial Review

Scottish judges and textbook writers are fond of asserting the distinctive nature of judicial review in Scotland compared with England.  According to Clyde and Edward, for example, (Judicial Review, 2000, … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

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