There is much to be said for incremental reform, but too much caution can tip over into a failure to act boldly.
Posts Tagged: Lady Hale
Richard Ekins: The repeal of the Fix-term Parliaments Act is essential for restoring faith in our democracy
However, the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill must be strengthened.
We don’t read her as a quitter. And the next election may come as early as 2023. But if she does step down before it, you read it here first.
A contest exists between traditional common lawyers, who believe the constitution exists (in their minds), and modernisers including myself.
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
All those named inadvertently paved the way for Britain’s exit. They feature an American President, a Supreme Court judge – and a quango.
A feminist account declares that judges “decide our laws”. There is no mention of parliament.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
Sarah Ingham: The proper place to call the government to account is not the courts, but the ballot box
MPs should be ever-ready to assert the rights of Parliament over the Executive. But they should not be outsourcing the voters’ job to judges.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
Common law demands we pretend even the most surprising decision has always been the case – but this is fuelling demands for retroactive justice.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
The ruling in full. “The courts have exercised a supervisory jurisdiction over the lawfulness of acts of the Government for centuries.”
“The Inner House went further and declared that any prorogation resulting from it was null and of no effect.”
Andrew Gimson’s Supreme Court sketch: Lord Pannick tries to throw the Prime Minister out of respectable society
Johnson stands accused of trying to drive through Brexit in accordance with the referendum result.
Remainer lawfare and Brexiteer backlash expose the judiciary to public and press scrutiny in unprecedented and possibly dangerous ways.