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The UK Internal Market Bill Could Open Pandora’s Box

After taking a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last several months, Brexit is back in the headlines. The Government’s United Kingdom Internal Market Bill has provoked considerable outrage across the political spectrum due to the fact that its … Continue reading

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A Strange Critique Of The Benn Act

The UK Constitutional Law Association Blog has published a strange take on the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (aka, the Benn Act) by Michael Detmold wherein he claims that the letter contained in the Schedule to the Act … Continue reading

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Government Loses Brexit Case

Brexit just got more complicated. In a landmark ruling, the High Court ruled that the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union can’t use the royal prerogative to activate Article 50. The European Communities Act 1972 is at the heart of … Continue reading

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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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Some Observations on the Draft Scottish Constitution

The Scottish Government has unveiled their proposed Scottish Independence Bill, which will serve as the country’s interim Constitution if Scots vote for independence in September. It’s definitely worth a read: in many ways, the document seems to be a conscious repudiation … Continue reading

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