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Posts Tagged: Lady Hale
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.
If ‘fair play’ is to mean anything, then it is vital that legal redress is available to all – regardless of income or background.
Lady Hale offers ministers a double-edged sword when she suggests that they play a role in senior appointments to the bench.
Lady Hale’s description of the Supreme Court as guardian of the constitution usurps Parliament’s primacy in that role.
Not to mention a constitutional crisis.
We are not living in the United States, and must not allow judges to determine our future. The concluding piece in our mini-series on judicial power.
The first part of a mini-series on the growth of judicial power.