1,000 words / The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Cherry/Miller (No 2)

This short piece, which forms part of my 1,000 words series of posts, aims to set out in an accessible way the key points of the Supreme Court's judgment in the Cherry/Miller (No 2) case. For a more detailed and technical analysis of the judgment, see this post. In its historic judgment in Cherry/Miller (No… Continue reading 1,000 words / The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Cherry/Miller (No 2)

1,000 words / The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

The EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 paves the way for Brexit by providing for the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 and converting EU law into UK law. This post summarises how the Act works and briefly considers some of the key constitutional issues that it raises.

1,000 words / The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Miller

In this 1,000 words post I analyse and reflect upon the Supreme Court’s judgment in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5, in which it was held that the Government could not rely on prerogative power for the purpose of triggering the Brexit process.

1,000 words / The Miller case in the Supreme Court: The key arguments

This post was written before the Supreme Court gave its decision in the Miller case. For an overview of the judgment itself, see 1,000 words: The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Miller.  The decision of the Supreme Court in Miller — in which the UK Government will ask the Supreme Court to rule that the Article 50… Continue reading 1,000 words / The Miller case in the Supreme Court: The key arguments

1,000 words / Devolution

The current system of devolution in the UK was introduced by the Blair Government in the late 1990s. It involved the creation of new legislative and executive institutions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the conferral upon them of law-making and administrative powers. A key purpose of devolution is to enable parts of the… Continue reading 1,000 words / Devolution

1,000 words / If EU law is supreme, can Parliament be sovereign?

Since writing this post, I have written a longer piece examining the the constitutional implications of the UK's membership of, and departure from, the European Union, with particular reference to the principle of parliamentary sovereignty. An overview of the paper can be found here; the full text can be downloaded here.  That the United Kingdom’s… Continue reading 1,000 words / If EU law is supreme, can Parliament be sovereign?