UK Constitutional Law Association

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Raj Desai: Miller and the Flexibility of the UK Constitution

The Government placed considerable reliance on the flexibility of the UK constitution in its appeal to the Supreme Court in Miller, urging that this flexibility be employed to take full … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 7 Comments

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

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