Archive for the 'constitutional law' Category

Royal succession reform is being discussed, Clegg says – BBC News

“The government is consulting Commonwealth countries about changing the laws on royal succession, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2011


Lord Neuberger asks who is the master: the unelected judge or the elected politician? – The Guardian

“According to the master of the rolls, courts could overrule parliament in wholly exceptional cases.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2011


The House of Lords is keeping ministers’ Henry VIII powers in check – The Guardian

“The government’s little-reported announcement last week that it will no longer bypass parliament when it abolishes public bodies is a sign that the House of Lords is working effectively: even ministers now understand that the best thing to do when they find themselves in a hole is to stop digging.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011


Court clarifies constitutional role in Woolas decision – The Guardian

“Phil Woolas has lost his election court challenge but the decision shines a light on an obscure part of the constitutional system.”

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2010


Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) – WLR Daily

Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) [2010] UKPC 28; [2010] WLR (D) 297

“When an appeal to the Privy Council was expressed to be as of right under the Constitution of the country appealed from, it was still necessary either to obtain leave from the local Court of Appeal or if that was refused, to obtain special leave from the Privy Council.”

WLR Daily, 24th November 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lawcast168: Carl Gardner on “Monkeying with national sovereignty” – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, ex government lawyer and author of the Head of Legal blog, about the extraordinary idea being put forward by Foreign Secretary William Hague that we need to enshrine Parliamentary Sovereignty in our law. There are many dangers in doing so. There could well be *unintended consequences* and Carl Gardner says that the drafting of this legislation will need especial care.”


Charon QC, 8th October 20101


“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Prince Charles’s letters to ministers stay secret as appeal is adjourned – The Guardian

“Freedom of information hearing delayed until next year for reasons panel cannot ‘go into.’ ”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2010


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