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Journalism, Detention and Anti-Terrorism Powers

Journalism, Detention and Anti-Terrorism Powers

Few would dispute that journalistic sources and material deserve special legal protection in a liberal democracy. ...
Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

On 3 December 2015, the High Court (Administrative Division) of England and Wales rendered an important decision ...
The US Constitutional Status of Same-Sex Marriage – An Issue that Can No Longer be Avoided

The US Constitutional Status of Same-Sex Marriage – An Issue that Can No Longer be Avoided

This week the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in what will no doubt be considered one ...
Disability Defence to Possession can Rarely be Decided Summarily: Akerman-Livinsgtone v Aster Communities Ltd

Disability Defence to Possession can Rarely be Decided Summarily: Akerman-Livinsgtone v Aster Communities Ltd

This note considers the procedural implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Akerman-Livingstone, which held ...
A House Divided: Grappling with Affirmative Action in South Africa

A House Divided: Grappling with Affirmative Action in South Africa

It doesn’t require much imagination to see that affirmative action policies implemented for the good of society ...
What next for LGBT equality?

What next for LGBT equality?

It has been almost a year since the Supreme Court of the United States delivered judgment in Windsor v United ...
Proposed Bahamian Constitutional Reform: No Room for Socio-Economic Rights

Proposed Bahamian Constitutional Reform: No Room for Socio-Economic Rights

On July 8, 2013, the Constitutional Commission of the Bahamas presented its report on proposed Constitutional ...
Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

In a follow-up post to his previous analysis of Windsor v. United States, Karl Laird examines which constitutional ...
ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

Until very recently, there was no individual complaint procedure for a violation of the rights enshrined in the ...
Shelby County v Holder: Disconcerting Aspects of the US Supreme Court’s Decision and its Impact on the Right to Vote

Shelby County v Holder: Disconcerting Aspects of the US Supreme Court’s Decision and its Impact on the Right to Vote

On the second day of what many consider one of the most eventful weeks in US Supreme Court history, the Court ...
The Questions Raised by Striking Down DOMA

The Questions Raised by Striking Down DOMA

In light of the release of Windsor v the United States, Karl Laird analyzes the US Supreme Court's reasoning, ...
Why Fisher v University of Texas is Irrelevant outside the US

Why Fisher v University of Texas is Irrelevant outside the US

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v University of Texas, released on Monday, has received much ...

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