Miller: Expert Reactions

Miller: Expert Reactions

Editor’s Note: Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project invited a number of leading academics and practitioners to offer very short comments on the High Court’s decision on the process for triggering Article 50 in R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the...
Policies for change – the role of the courts

Policies for change – the role of the courts

Former First Parliamentary Counsel Sir Stephen Laws describes how judicial review of policy has a chilling effect on political decision making, diminishing democratic accountability. He says that judicial functions instead need to leave room for political...
Who should decide who decides the public interest?

Who should decide who decides the public interest?

In this post Rebecca Elvin reflects on the separation of powers in the UK constitution and argues that politicians, rather than judges, are best placed to determine the public interest. She draws on a recent exchange between  Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP and...