Also: Opposition parties force the SNP to abandon a bid to suspend trial by jury; and more good reading on the fallout from Alex Salmond’s acquittal.
Posts Tagged: Courts
With the Coronavirus engulfing parliamentary discussions, the legislation looks on hold for now.
Victoria Hewson: The law on gender and trans rights is confused and confusing – the Government must bring clarity
The culture wars over sex and gender are increasingly being played out in the courts, with insufficient regard for coherence or the intentions of legislation.
If governments are going to keep signing up to ‘legally-binding targets’, this sort of thing will continue to happen. Legislative indolence is the root of judicial power.
It is also politically shrewd – showing free market radicalism and compassion for the poor.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
This is the second of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
Richard Ekins: Judicial power and the election. Can the next Parliament reverse the rise of political litigation?
This is the first of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
Roger Gale: Parents and doctors should be spared court when debating the best treatment for ill children
We must strike a better balance so that where genuine disagreements arise, there are ways of resolving the situation through mediation and conciliation.
Our arrangements have served us well for centuries. But the current situation reveals that it is in need of a tidy-up to restore its effectiveness and standing.
Henry Hill: Scottish Nationalists, Democratic Unionists, and Sinn Fein put themselves on a war footing
Also: Holyrood system would not serve the purported aims of Tomkins’ new party; Scottish court rejects bit to block prorogation; and IRA in spotlight over donation.
Northern Ireland Bill 2) Richard Ekins and Stephen Laws: Grieve’s plan to prevent prorogation is too clever by half
If MPs want to disrupt the constitution and limit prerogative powers, they should say so in terms, not indirectly with a nudge and a wink.
The specifics of the case warrant all the critical scrutiny they’re receiving, but we must not lose sight of the bigger picture.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.