Constitutional law

Lord Sumption says UK government’s handling of pandemic augurs authoritarianism

The actions of the UK government during the coronavirus emergency this year bear the hallmarks of authoritarianism, Lord Sumption has warned.

Published 28 October 2020

Video: Professor Jo Shaw launches new book

Edinburgh Law School's Professor Jo Shaw has presented her new book, The People in Question: Citizens and Constitutions in Uncertain Times, at a virtual book launch.

Published 1 July 2020

Virtual launch for new book on citizens and the constitution in uncertain times

A new book by an academic at Edinburgh Law School is to be launched at a virtual event this month.

Published 3 June 2020

Judge in his own cause

SLN's editor reviews Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics by Jonathan Sumption.

Published 6 May 2020

Supreme Court finds against Boris Johnson on ‘fundamental constitutional principles’

The Supreme Court's judgment handed down today upholds that of the Inner House to the effect that the advice of the Prime Minister given to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, but does so on different grounds "calling upon what it takes to be fundamental constitutional principles rather than the standard grounds of judicial review", a constitutional expert has told Scottish Legal News.

Published 24 September 2019