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
Lord Sumption has admitted that he stopped obeying the coronavirus regulations when they began "reaching levels of absurdity".
Published 22 July 2020
SLN's editor reviews Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics by Jonathan Sumption.
Published 6 May 2020
A former judge has said the Supreme Court moved the boundaries of the law because of a "particularly disgraceful constitutional abuse" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Published 26 September 2019
This year's Reith Lectures are now available on BBC iPlayer.
Published 15 August 2019
Advocate Paul Harvey reflects on the third of Lord Sumption's Reith Lectures, in which the former Supreme Court justice takes the ECHR to task.
Published 7 June 2019
A former UK Supreme Court judge has criticised the "mission creep" of the European Convention on Human Rights and suggested that the UK could be forced to withdraw from the nearly 70-year-old convention.
Published 5 June 2019
A proliferation of new laws and judicial power has diminished people's ability to make their own decisions, according to a former Supreme Court justice, The Times reports.
Published 21 May 2019