Role of the Judiciary

Triggering Article 50: R (Miller and others) v Secretary of State for the Exiting of the European Union

Triggering Article 50: R (Miller and others) v Secretary of State for the Exiting of the European Union

The High Court in London is currently hearing a challenge to the position of the UK Government that it can trigger ...
Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

The Northern Ireland legal system and, more specifically, Northern Irish courts have been thrust into the national ...
Scalia’s Record on Labour Rights as Human Rights – Justice Denied

Scalia’s Record on Labour Rights as Human Rights – Justice Denied

During Justice Scalia’s nearly thirty-year term, the Court decided nineteen private-sector labour cases in which ...
Justice Scalia’s Terribly Few Words on Education Rights

Justice Scalia’s Terribly Few Words on Education Rights

Justice Scalia was a wordsmith whose informal, pithy style and wit forced smiles from even his staunchest critics. ...
Blog: Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses: Part II

Blog: Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses: Part II

During the last thirty years, Justice Scalia was a key figure in the Supreme Court’s steady movement away from ...
Justice Scalia and the Fair Housing Act: A Textualist Approach Honed in Oral Argument

Justice Scalia and the Fair Housing Act: A Textualist Approach Honed in Oral Argument

Justice Antonin Scalia’s output in the area of housing rights, and Fair Housing Act (FHA) law specifically, is ...
Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his polarising opinions on fundamental issues in American policy. Yet, his ...
Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Gender Equality: No Need to “Remember the Ladies” 

Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Gender Equality: No Need to “Remember the Ladies” 

Despite Justice Scalia’s well-known friendship with the most feminist Justice on the United States Supreme Court, ...
Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Throughout the three decades that Justice Antonin Scalia served on the United States Supreme Court, he was ...
Justice Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses Part I: Free Exercise Law

Justice Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses Part I: Free Exercise Law

The “big three” issues in Religion Clauses jurisprudence are: (1) whether and how judges should decide claims to ...
In Deference to Majoritarian Oppression: Justice Scalia’s Indifference to LGBTQ Lives

In Deference to Majoritarian Oppression: Justice Scalia’s Indifference to LGBTQ Lives

On June 26 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, a five-member majority of the United States Supreme Court struck down ...
Justice Antonin Scalia’s Rebuke of Innocence

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Rebuke of Innocence

Throughout his thirty-year service on the United States Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia questioned whether ...

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