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Supreme Court Rules Against Government In Prince Charles Letters Case

Today, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of R (Evans) v. Attorney-General. The justices dismissed the Attorney General’s appeal, and allowed the Court of Appeal’s decision to stand. Back in 2012, the Attorney General issued a certificate under section … Continue reading

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Peers Resist Changes to Judicial Review

The Government suffered a defeat today in the House of Lords as peers rejected Chris Grayling’s attempt to make it more difficult for people to apply for judicial review. Clause 70 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill would have required the High Court to dismiss … 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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