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R (Jackson) v Attorney General

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R (Jackson) v Attorney General is a House of Lords case noted for containing obiter comments by the Judiciary acting in their official capacity suggesting that there may be limits to parliamentary sovereignty, the orthodox position being that it is unlimited in the United Kingdom. [1]

78 relations: A. V. Dicey, Act of Parliament, Alan Rodger, Baron Rodger of Earlsferry, Andrew Collins (judge), Anthony May (judge), Attorney General for England and Wales, Bicameralism, Bill (law), Bill of Rights 1689, Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Cambridge Law Journal, Cambridge University Press, Common law, Cosmo Graham, Countryside Alliance, Court of Appeal (England and Wales), Courts of Scotland, David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, Distinguishing, Divisional court (England and Wales), Donald Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, Enrolled bill rule, Entrenched clause, Executive (government), Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, Fox hunting, Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf, High Court of Justice, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, House of Lords, Hunting, Hunting Act 2004, Johan Steyn, Baron Steyn, John Laws (judge), John Wiley & Sons, Judicial functions of the House of Lords, Judicial review, Jurisdiction, Labour Party (UK), Law Quarterly Review, Legislation, Legislative session, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, MacCormick v Lord Advocate, Master of the Rolls, Maurice Kay, Nick Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers, Obiter dictum, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Oxford University Press, ..., Palace of Westminster, Parliament Act 1911, Parliament Act 1949, Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, Parliamentary sovereignty, Parliamentary sovereignty in the United Kingdom, Primary and secondary legislation, Public Law (journal), Robert Carswell, Baron Carswell, Robert Walker, Baron Walker of Gestingthorpe, Royal assent, Rule of recognition, Scent hound, Senior Courts Act 1981, Separation of powers, Simon Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Standing (law), Statutory interpretation, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Sweet & Maxwell, Sydney Kentridge, The Guardian, The Stationery Office, Tom Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill, United Kingdom administrative law, United Kingdom constitutional law, United Kingdom general election, 2001, Wolters Kluwer. Expand index (28 more) »

A. V. Dicey

Albert Venn Dicey, KC, FBA (4 February 1835 – 7 April 1922), usually cited as A. V. Dicey, was a British jurist and constitutional theorist.

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Act of Parliament

Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).

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Alan Rodger, Baron Rodger of Earlsferry

Alan Ferguson Rodger, Baron Rodger of Earlsferry (18 September 1944 – 26 June 2011) was a Scottish academic, lawyer, and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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Andrew Collins (judge)

Sir Andrew David Collins (born 19 July 1942), styled The Hon.

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Anthony May (judge)

Sir Anthony Tristram Kenneth May PC (born 9 September 1940) is a British judge.

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Attorney General for England and Wales

Her Majesty's Attorney General for England and Wales, usually known simply as the Attorney General, is one of the Law Officers of the Crown.

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Bicameralism

A bicameral legislature divides the legislators into two separate assemblies, chambers, or houses.

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Bill (law)

A bill is proposed legislation under consideration by a legislature.

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Bill of Rights 1689

The Bill of Rights, also known as the English Bill of Rights, is an Act of the Parliament of England that deals with constitutional matters and sets out certain basic civil rights.

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Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond

Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, (born 31 January 1945) is a British judge and the current President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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Cambridge Law Journal

The Cambridge Law Journal is a peer-reviewed academic law journal published by Cambridge University Press.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Common law

Common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is that body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.

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Cosmo Graham

Cosmo Graham is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Leicester.

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Countryside Alliance

The Countryside Alliance (CA) is a British organisation promoting issues relating to the countryside such as farming, rural services, small businesses and country sports, aiming to "Give Rural Britain a voice".

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Court of Appeal (England and Wales)

The Court of Appeal (COA, formally "Her Majesty's Court of Appeal in England") is the highest court within the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and second only to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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Courts of Scotland

The courts of Scotland are responsible for administration of justice in Scotland, under statutory, common law and equitable provisions within Scots law.

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David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead

James Arthur David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, (born 27 June 1938) is a retired Scottish judge who served as the first Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2009 until his retirement in 2013, having previously been the Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

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Distinguishing

In law, to distinguish a case means a court decides the legal reasoning of a precedent case will not wholly apply due to materially different facts between the two cases.

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Divisional court (England and Wales)

A divisional court, in relation to the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, means a court sitting with at least two judges.

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Donald Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead

Donald James Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, PC (born 25 January 1933), is a British lawyer and retired Law Lord (Lord of Appeal in Ordinary).

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Enrolled bill rule

The enrolled bill rule is a principle of judicial interpretation of rules of procedure in legislative bodies.

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Entrenched clause

An entrenched clause or entrenchment clause of a basic law or constitution is a provision that makes certain amendments either more difficult or impossible to pass, making such amendments inadmissible.

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Executive (government)

The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state.

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Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (c. 14) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that received Royal Assent on 15 September 2011, introducing fixed-term elections to the Westminster parliament for the first time.

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Fox hunting

Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase and, if caught, the killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of unarmed followers led by a "master of foxhounds" ("master of hounds"), who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback.

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Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf

Harry Kenneth Woolf, Baron Woolf, (born 2 May 1933) is a British life peer, and retired barrister and judge.

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High Court of Justice

The High Court of Justice is, together with the Court of Appeal and the Crown Court, one of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Hunting

Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping animals, or pursuing or tracking them with the intent of doing so.

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Hunting Act 2004

The Hunting Act 2004 (c 37) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which bans the hunting of wild mammals (notably foxes, deer, hares and mink) with dogs in England and Wales; the Act does not cover the use of dogs in the process of flushing out an unidentified wild mammal, nor does it affect drag hunting, where hounds are trained to follow an artificial scent.

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Johan Steyn, Baron Steyn

Johan van Zyl Steyn, Baron Steyn, PC (15 August 1932 – 28 November 2017) was a South African-British judge, until September 2005 a Law Lord.

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John Laws (judge)

Sir John Grant McKenzie Laws PC (born 10 May 1945), is a former Lord Justice of Appeal.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

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Judicial functions of the House of Lords

The House of Lords, in addition to having a legislative function, historically also had a judicial function.

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Judicial review

Judicial review is a process under which executive or legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary.

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Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning "law" and dicere meaning "to speak") is the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice within a defined field of responsibility, e.g., Michigan tax law.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Law Quarterly Review

The Law Quarterly Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering common law throughout the world.

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Legislation

Legislation (or "statutory law") is law which has been promulgated (or "enacted") by a legislature or other governing body or the process of making it.

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Legislative session

A legislative session is the period of time in which a legislature, in both parliamentary and presidential systems, is convened for purpose of lawmaking, usually being one of two or more smaller divisions of the entire time between two elections.

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Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales is the head of the judiciary and President of the Courts of England and Wales.

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MacCormick v Lord Advocate

MacCormick v Lord Advocate 1953 SC 396, 1953 SLT 255 was a UK administrative law and Scottish legal action on whether Queen Elizabeth II was entitled to use the numeral "II" in her title in use in Scotland, there having never been an earlier Elizabeth reigning in Scotland.

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Master of the Rolls

The Keeper or Master of the Rolls and Records of the Chancery of England, known as the Master of the Rolls, is the second-most senior judge in England and Wales after the Lord Chief Justice, and serves as President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal and Head of Civil Justice.

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Maurice Kay

Sir Maurice Ralph Kay PC (b. 6 December 1942) is a retired member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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Nick Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers

Nicholas Addison Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers (called Nick; born 21 January 1938) is a British lawyer and former senior English judge.

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Obiter dictum

Obiter dictum (usually used in the plural, obiter dicta) is Latin phrase meaning "by the way", that is, a remark in a judgment that is "said in passing".

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Oxford Journal of Legal Studies

The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies is a legal journal published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Parliament Act 1911

The Parliament Act 1911 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Parliament Act 1949

The Parliament Act 1949 (12, 13 & 14 Geo 6 c 103) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949

The Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949 are two Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which form part of the constitution of the United Kingdom.

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Parliamentary sovereignty

Parliamentary sovereignty (also called parliamentary supremacy or legislative supremacy) is a concept in the constitutional law of some parliamentary democracies.

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Parliamentary sovereignty in the United Kingdom

Parliamentary sovereignty in the United Kingdom is a concept that has long been debated.

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Primary and secondary legislation

In parliamentary systems and presidential systems of government, primary legislation and secondary legislation, the latter also called delegated legislation or subordinate legislation, are two forms of law, created respectively by the legislative and executive branches of government.

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Public Law (journal)

Public Law is an academic law journal published four times a year by Sweet & Maxwell.

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Robert Carswell, Baron Carswell

Robert Douglas Carswell, Baron Carswell, PC, QC (born 28 June 1934), is a retired Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

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Robert Walker, Baron Walker of Gestingthorpe

Robert Walker, Baron Walker of Gestingthorpe, PC, (born 17 March 1938) is an English barrister and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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Royal assent

Royal assent or sanction is the method by which a country's monarch (possibly through a delegated official) formally approves an act of that nation's parliament.

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Rule of recognition

A central part of H.L.A. Hart's theory on legal positivism, in any legal system, the rule of recognition is a master meta-rule underlying any legal system that defines the common identifying test for legal validity (or "what counts as law") within that system.

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Scent hound

Franz Rudolf Frisching in the uniform of an officer of the Bernese Huntsmen Corps with his Berner Laufhund, painted by Jean Preudhomme in 1785 Scent hounds (or scenthounds) are a type of hound that primarily hunts by scent rather than sight.

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Senior Courts Act 1981

The Senior Courts Act 1981 (c.54), originally named the Supreme Court Act 1981, is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Separation of powers

The separation of powers is a model for the governance of a state.

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Simon Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Simon Denis Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, PC (born 9 April 1937) is a British lawyer and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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Standing (law)

In law, standing or locus standi is the term for the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's participation in the case.

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Statutory interpretation

Statutory interpretation is the process by which courts interpret and apply legislation.

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Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the supreme court in all matters under English and Welsh law, Northern Irish law and Scottish civil law.

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Sweet & Maxwell

Sweet & Maxwell is a British publisher specialising in legal publications.

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Sydney Kentridge

Sir Sydney Kentridge KCMG, QC (born 5 November 1922) is a South African-born former lawyer, judge and member of the English Bar.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Stationery Office

The Stationery Office (TSO) is a British publishing company created in 1996 when the publishing arm of Her Majesty's Stationery Office was privatised.

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Tom Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill

Thomas Henry Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill (called Tom; 13 October 193311 September 2010), was an eminent British judge and jurist who served as Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice and Senior Law Lord.

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United Kingdom administrative law

United Kingdom administrative law is a branch of UK public law concerned with the composition, procedures, powers, duties, rights and liabilities of public bodies that administer public policies.

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United Kingdom constitutional law

United Kingdom constitutional law concerns the political governance of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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United Kingdom general election, 2001

The 2001 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 7 June 2001, four years after the previous election on 1 May 1997, to elect 659 members to the British House of Commons.

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Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global information services company.

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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(Jackson)_v_Attorney_General

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