Jonathan Sumption shows a certain naivety – The Guardian

“The supreme court’s newest recruit worries that judges are making policy. But parliament always has the last word.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2011

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Supreme court appointee says role of British judges is too politicised – The Guardian

“Jonathan Sumption QC believes that UK judiciary is too closely involved in making decisions best left for parliament.”

F.A. Mann Lecture, Lincoln’s Inn,  8th November 2011

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The Guardian, 9th November 2011

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Warning over Henry VIII style law powers – The Independent

“Plans for sweeping new Henry VIII-style powers would enable ministers to rewrite the statute book without consulting Parliament, a report warned today.”

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The Independent, 3rd November 2011

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Reveal Prince Charles’s input on planning law, government urged – The Guardian

“The government is facing growing pressure to reveal how the Prince of Wales has used his power of consent over draft legislation after it emerged ministers asked him to approve planning and construction laws because they might directly affect the private £700m property empire that provides his annual income.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2011

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Inner Temple: Magna Carta dinner – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Posted June 16th, 2011 in Church of England, constitutional history, London, speeches by sally

Inner Temple: Magna Carta dinner (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Judiciary of England and Wales, 14th June 2011

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The battle over government that has raged since Magna Carta – The Independent

Posted July 4th, 2007 in constitutional history, special report by sally

“Yesterday Mr Brown referred to the British Constitution as ‘unwritten’. That is misleading. A more accurate description would be “un-codified”. In common with the citizens of other countries, subjects of the British Crown enjoy certain legally prescribed rights and freedoms. And like the governments of other nations, British administrations are bound by the chains of law and convention.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2007

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