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Transcript of Lecture Outline
Announcements and Feedback
Multiple Choice Test is live until tomorrow 6pm - counts towards module mark!
Term 1 topics
Introduction to UK Constitution
The rule of law
Separation of Powers
Introduction to the EU
EU and Sovereignty
Devolution and Local Government
Using the time left
Christmas break - relax! Also make sure you're up-to-date and in order
Revise in way best for you
Never too early ...
Make notes and look over reading
Recap of Term 1
Answering Exam questions!
Assess the extent to which the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 impacted on the Separation of Powers within the UK Constitution. (2014)
Is the concept of the Rule of Law, as defined by Dicey, still relevant to the UK constitution and legal system today? (2013)
“Whatever the precise content of Parliamentary Sovereignty was, it ceased to be a feature of the United Kingdom’s Constitution in 1991” (N W Barber, “The afterlife of parliamentary sovereignty” (2011) 9 (1) International Journal of Constitutional Law 144 at 144)
Critically discuss. (2014)
Discuss whether the principles of supremacy and direct effect of EC/EU law have rendered the orthodox theory of Parliamentary Sovereignty obsolete. (2013)
How does the concept of justiciability affect the powers of the Courts in reviewing the exercise of the Royal Prerogative? (2013)
Critically discuss the Courts’ powers to review the existence and the exercise of the Royal Prerogative before and after the GCHQ case. (2014)
What we look for ...
What the question asks
EU vs ECHR
Quality, not quantity