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Why Don’t British Supreme Court Justices Wear Robes?

A reader recently asked: Why didn’t the Supreme Court justices wear robes and wigs during the Brexit case? Is that normal?  The answer is yes, it’s normal. Supreme Court justices have worn ordinary business attire during oral arguments since the court’s inception … Continue reading

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Constitution 101: The Privy Council

In honor of the fact that Jeremy Corbyn has finally joined the Privy Council, I thought I’d provide a brief overview of this fascinating corner of the British constitution. ‘Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council’ is one of the United Kingdom’s … Continue reading

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Lords Debate Britain’s Judicial System

Last Thursday, the House of Lords held a wide-ranging debate on the British judicial system. I won’t bother summarizing it, but I will make a few general observations: It was interesting to hear a number of peers (including Lord Woolf, … Continue reading

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