Category Archives: Constitutional & Administrative Law

Nzolameso v Westminster – Academics to the Rescue 38

Nzolamesco v Westminster [2015] UKSC 22 is important, because the Supreme Court applies reasonableness as a ground for judicial review. Titina Nzolameso (single mother of 5) lived in privately rented property in Westminster for four years until 2012, but was forced to … Read More »

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The Queen’s Nazi Salute – Academics to the Rescue 37

The Queen is pictured this week, on the front page of the Sun and other newspapers, performing a Nazi salute with her mother, sister and uncle, the Duke of Windsor, the future King Edward VIII.  The photograph is a still … Read More »

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A Low Dishonest Decade – Academics to the Rescue 35

WH Auden referred to the 1930s as “a low dishonest decade” (his poem September 1st 1939).  We might perhaps compare the 1930s with the present decade.  In 1935 Baldwin and Chamberlain had been elected on a programme of economic austerity: … Read More »

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A Remarkable Week in the US Supreme Court – Academics to the Rescue 34

This has been a remarkable week in the US Supreme Court. In King v Burwell by 6 to 3 it rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act 2010, which authorises the federal government to pay tax credits to people … Read More »

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Mhaira Black aged 20 – youngest MP – Academics to the Rescue 22

Mhaira Black, a 20 year old 3rd year politics student at Glasgow university, is the youngest MP since 1667. She represents Paisley, and says that she didn’t want Scotland to be treated unfairly. Her Dad, a retired teacher, took her … Read More »

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The Sophisticated Lawyer – Academics to the Rescue 21

“I don’t want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell me, how to do what I want to do” said JP Morgan (the owner of the Titanic). However the sophisticated lawyer is cleverer. … Read More »

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Royal Babies – Elections – Allegiance – Academics to the Rescue 20

On Sunday, all the newspapers (except the Observer) had pictures of the new Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on the front page.  Television news bulletins displaced politicians, in favour of pictures of Prince William and Princess Kate and the new baby. I … Read More »

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