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Tag: parliamentary sovereignty

Constitutional Law 1

What a (for now failed) attempt to curb judicial review tells us about the UK’s constitution

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been teaching new Constitutional Law students in Cambridge about the fundamental, architectural aspects of the UK constitution, including the rule of law, the separation of powers and the sovereignty of Parliament. The House of Lords’ rejection earlier this week of parts of a Government Bill that aimed restrict the availability of judicial […]

Constitutional Law 5

Parliamentary sovereignty in a multidimensional constitution: some preliminary thoughts

I am starting work on a piece—a contribution to an edited collection—that will examine the contemporary relevance of the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. The following represents a preliminary sketch of the arguments that the chapter will advance—an abstract of sorts. Any comments (via the comment function below or by email) would be welcome.

Studying & Teaching 0

Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference talk: The UK’s (unusual) constitution

This post is aimed mainly at those who attended my recent talk at the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference on “The UK’s (unusual) constitution”. The talk’s point of departure was Lord Neuberger’s recent (and surprising) suggestion that the UK has no constitution. I argued that this goes too far, but that the UK’s constitution is certainly unusual. Using the status […]