Sean Molloy: A Note on: In the Matter of an Application by Geraldine Finucane for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)
This post summarises and offers a brief analysis of the ruling on Geraldine Finucane’s application before the United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSCt). The application concerned the British government’s decision not … Continue reading
Lewis Graham: Hallam v Secretary of State: Under What Circumstances Can the Supreme Court Depart from Strasbourg Authority?
The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in R (Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice  UKSC 2. It is an important and complex judgment, featuring seven separate … Continue reading
Introduction The High Court and Court of Appeal decisions in Privacy International v IPT have ignited the debate on the ‘validity’ or otherwise of ouster clauses in the UK constitution … Continue reading
Chris McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Towards Clarity? – The Supreme Court and the Scottish Continuity Bill
Introduction The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill – A reference by the Attorney General and … Continue reading
In Part 1, I cast Anisminic as an example of a common law doctrine of interpretation which can require courts to depart from the intention of Parliament when interpreting ouster … Continue reading
Introduction Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard argument in R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal. This litigation has already attracted substantial scholarly attention in the published literature (notably … Continue reading
Much has been said on the gender imbalance of the senior courts of England and Wales. Since the House of Lords became the Supreme Court in 2009, a total of … Continue reading
Yossi Nehushtan and Stella Coyle: Ashers Baking (Part 2): Do Homophobes and Racists have a Right Not to Manifest Liberal Messages?
At the heart of the recent Supreme Court’s decision in Ashers Baking lies the ruling that nobody should be forced to express a view in which they do not believe. … Continue reading
Yossi Nehushtan and Stella Coyle: Ashers Baking (Part 1): The Supreme Court’s Betrayal of Liberalism and Equality
Much has already been written about the recent Supreme Court judgment in Ashers Baking, but the debate has so far omitted an important argument: that the Court has, once again, … Continue reading