The Alpha of the Omega: the Supreme Court’s first birthday

Following on from a post I made about the symbology of the UK’s new Supreme Court,the BBC has taken a look at the impact this ultimate legal authority is having on our democracy. Interesting that we finally have a court that seems willing to assert the principle that the country is governed by the Rule of Law above all else.

And so for many, the constitutional clash of our time is that between an all powerful executive, unchecked by weak parliamentary opposition, and an invigorated, independent judiciary.

Unlike its US counterpart, the UK Supreme Court has no specific statutory power to strike down legislation it considers unlawful, but there is in little our constitutional arrangements to stop it taking that power to itself.


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