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Landmark cases in public law

Landmark cases in public law

Sunkin, Maurice, editor; Juss, Satvinder S. (Satvinder Singh), editor

Landmark Cases in Public Law answers the need for an historical examination of the leading cases in this field, an examination which is largely absent from the standard textbooks and journal articles of the day. Adopting a contextualised historical approach, this collection of essays by leading specialists in the field provides both an explanation of the importance and impact of the chosen decisions, as well as doctrinal analysis. This approach enables each author to throw light on the driving forces behind the judicial outcomes, and shows how the final reasoning of the court was ultimately as much dependent upon such human factors as the attitudes, conduct, and personalities of the parties, their witnesses, their counsel, and the judges, as the drive to seek legal realignment with the political developments that were widely perceived to be taking place. In this way, this form of analysis provides an exposition of the true stories behind these landmark cases in public law

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Published Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Satvinder Juss and Maurice Sunkin
ISBN: 1474201903, 1782255567, 1849466033, 9781474201902, 9781782255567, 9781849466035
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Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Series: Landmark cases
Subject: LAW Public.; LAW Constitutional.; Constitutional law Great Britain Cases.; Administrative law.; Constitutional law.; Administrative law Great Britain Cases.; Great Britain.
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  1. Richard Gordon
  2. Ridge v Baldwin (1964) : "nuff said" /S.H. Bailey
  3. Padfield v Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (1968) : judges and parliamentary democracy /Maurice Sunkin
  4. Anisminic Ltd v Foreign Compensation Commission (1968) : in perspective /David Feldman
  5. Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service (1984) : reviewing the prerogative /Richard Drabble
  6. The Factortame litigation : sovereignty in question / $r John McEldowney
  7. M v The Home Office (1992) : ministers and injunctions /Christoph Forsyth
  8. A v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2005) : the Belmarsh case / $r Richard Clayton
  9. R v North and East Devon Health Authority (2001) : Coughlin and the development of public law /Kirsty Hughes
  10. R (Jackson) v Attorney-General (2005) : reviewing legislation /Elizabeth Wicks
  11. Bancoult and the royal prerogative in colonial constitutional law /Satvinder S. Juss
  12. AXA General Insurance Ltd v HM Advocate and others (2012) : the nature of devolved legislation and the role of the courts /The Honourable Mr. Justice Lewis
  13. Evans v Attorney-General (2015) : the underlying normativity of constitutional disagreement /Thomas Fairclough
  14. Epilogue.

    1. Miller, the legislature and the executive /Paul Craig.