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Granting such a power to the courts would be advantageous in certain respects - but you would see too many baseless claims under the effect as called by my lecturer as "retired school-teacher syndrome" - once they stop teaching they just find things to challenge which don't really concern them. This is the reason why the standing requirements for non-privileged applicants under the EC Treaty are so restrictive.

Otherwise I totally agree with your post about FPTP and the coalitions etc. s4 Declarations are, however, not binding ... Ministers would be pretty damn stupid not to follow them though for obvious diplomatic reasons.
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Bring on constitutional law!!! Im absolutely loving it at the moment and i know its still early days but im finding it one of the most, if not THE most interesting topic!! Not many people enjoy it, i have no clue as to why, but im definately taking it on next year as a 2nd year module!! x
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Can you take advanced constitutional law ro soemthing? I think that's an option at Notts in final year, definitely to be avoided personally!
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It's split over two years at UCL. Both modules are compulsory.
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I've seen the exam questions at KCL for advanced constitutional law but didn't much to them for some reason - though it was only one year.
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i enjoyed constitutional law, the content got really interesting after christmas (im at KCL) - got my highest mark in it as well.
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As mentioned earlier the UK does not have a written constitution at present, but if the UK was to adopt one then wouldnt this be a difficult process as no act of parliament has special status and every Act of Parliament can be expressly repealed...?
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(Original post by aliya)
As mentioned earlier the UK does not have a written constitution at present, but if the UK was to adopt one then wouldnt this be a difficult process as no act of parliament has special status and every Act of Parliament can be expressly repealed...?
It could be done through Royal Perogative though
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That would be sidestepping Parliament so if an act of parliament was formed which established the written constitution without Parliaments approval, just royal assent would it be a valid Act of Parliament and what would prevent it being repealed?
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That would be sidestepping Parliament so if an act of parliament was formed which established the written constitution without Parliaments approval, just royal assent would it be a valid Act of Parliament and what would prevent it being repealed?
It wouldn't be an Act of Parliament at all, it would be an act of the Crown through Royal Perogative. Parliament couldn't touch it, so it would not be repealed unless a future Monarch used Perogative to do so.
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I hate it when they say unwritten when it should say uncodified. Just one of my pet hates in law.
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I hate it when they say unwritten when it should say uncodified. Just one of my pet hates in law.
Good call
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ah okay sorry i ws a bit confused. Is the case of Proclamations relevant to this though as though it is an old case, King James was unable to use his prerogative powers to ban the building of new homes in London etc.
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ah okay sorry i ws a bit confused. Is the case of Proclamations relevant to this though as though it is an old case, King James was unable to use his prerogative powers to ban the building of new homes in London etc.
Probably not.
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