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Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Miller: Why the Government Should Still Lose in the Supreme Court (Even with New Arguments)

In the landmark legal decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, the High Court ruled that the government cannot use the royal prerogative to trigger Article … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 100 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s announcement is below. ~~~ We need to talk about the Rule of Law Media release, 8 November 2016 Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law As the dust … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Timothy Endicott: ‘This Ancient, Secretive Royal Prerogative’

That was Gina Miller’s evocative phrase for the power of the Crown when she was interviewed on Radio 4 before the hearing in her case, R (on the application of … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 23 Comments

Albert Weale: The Constitution of Democracy and the Pretensions of the Plebiscite

When the UK’s High Court rendered its decision on whether the government could trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty under the royal prerogative to initiate the UK leaving the … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 15 Comments

Paul O’Connell and Nimer Sultany: Miller and the Politics of the Judiciary

One of the most striking things in immediate reactions to the High Court judgment in Miller is that so many commentators are willing to acquiesce in the crucially important assertion … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 12 Comments

Keith Ewing: A Review of the Miller Decision

I Shortly after the referendum on 23 June, demands were made that continuing EU membership should now be considered by Parliament, with a view it seems to stop BREXIT happening, … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 12 Comments

Philip Allott: Fundamental Legal Aspects of UK Withdrawal from the EU: Eight Stages on the Way to a New Relationship

The exceptional complexity of the legal aspects of UK withdrawal from the EU is due to the fact that it involves the interaction of three legal systems – international law, … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 15 Comments