Constitutional Innovation

Constitutional Innovation : The Creation of a Supreme Court for the United Kingdom: Domestic, Comparative and International Reflections

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Legal Studies, the journal of the United Kingdom's Society of Legal Scholars is one of the foremost academic law journals. This special issue is an important collection of papers drawing on research by leading writers of international renown and its appeal extends to students and lectures beyond as well as within the common law world. Taken together, the essays constitute a thought-provoking examination of the authority, accountability and independence of the judges of a final appellate court, the Supreme Court proposes for the United Kingdom in the newly published Supreme Court Bill. Legal Studies: Constitutional innovation: the creation of a Supreme Court for the United Kingdom: domestic, comparative and international reflections traces and examines the intellectual origins of the proposal to create a United Kingdom Supreme Court and concerns about the 'politicisation' of judicial decision making are also fully explored. The authors also tackle important questions, not just about the role of modern judges, but also whether the should continue to do exclusively the same things in a Supreme Court and, indeed, in such an institution, 'who should they be?'
Collectively, the essays review the proposed new constitutional arrangements for walking between the fairy tale and some real or imagined democratic abyss.
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  • Paperback
  • Lexisnexis UK
  • Butterworths Law
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0406979499
  • 9780406979490