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Posts Tagged: Supreme Court
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
There’s a difference between skiving school with your friends and travelling to Syria to pledge your allegiance to a death cult.
The Government’s plan may mean a change from the Court to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – widening the set of judges who sit.
There’s a case for empowering our courts to make a genocide ruling over the Uighars. But not for giving them a veto on trade deals in doing so.
Repeal will to restore politics – and the electorate – to its rightful place at the core of the United Kingdom’s constitution.
Ministers are indeed attempting to restore the power to call an election to the Prime Minister, using the Royal Prerogative – and shield it from the courts.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
A year of Johnson as Prime Minister. As with Thatcher and Blair, his enemies can’t get the measure of him.
We’ve learned nothing at all about his outlook but quite a lot about his capacities during the last tumultuous twelve months.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
Richard Ekins: How the Supreme Court has empowered Gerry Adams to sue the Government – and seek damages
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.