Judicial Politics: Stephen Sedley on the separation of powers – London Review of Books

Posted February 16th, 2012 in judicial review, judiciary, news by sally

“Although it is unusual, there is nothing novel about a member of the Bar being appointed directly to the UK’s highest court. When the highest court was the appellate committee of the House of Lords, appointments to it were occasionally made in this way, sometimes to good effect. Among the last, now more than half a century ago, were James Reid QC, a Scottish Tory MP who, as Lord Reid, became one of the best judges of the postwar years, and Cyril Radcliffe QC, a distinguished public servant and barrister.”

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London Review of Books, 16th February 2012

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