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I have been given a quote that talks about how recent statutes have challenged the orthodox reading of Parliamentary sovereignty.
Our class has been told we can go back as far as the 60's.

I have included the European Communities Act 1972, Human Rights Act 1998, Devolution Acts, and the European Referendum Act 2015.

I'm just wondering what other acts anyone may suggest?
Also, would it be wise to include any case law in this essay or leave it all to statute?

Thanks in advance for the help!
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If you've been told to only look at statutes, then don't look at cases. Otherwise, if you're uni-level, it is quite obvious that the effects and meaning of statutes are found in cases -- along with some juicy dicta and quotes.
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I think another interesting take on this would be the constitutional reform act 2005; in the sense that it removed the law lords and created the separate Supreme Court, weakening fusion of powers; and because fusion of powers exists by design of parliamentary sovereignty I would argue that it also weakened parliamentary sovereignty.
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(Original post by Connor27)
I think another interesting take on this would be the constitutional reform act 2005; in the sense that it removed the law lords and created the separate Supreme Court, weakening fusion of powers; and because fusion of powers exists by design of parliamentary sovereignty I would argue that it also weakened parliamentary sovereignty.
Interesting, but I don't think it really works. Sovereignty doesn't simply mean power; a better term for it is "legislative supremacy". Even if it did mean just that, the House of Lords did not perform a legislative function and legislatures did not perform a judicial function (in practice). Granted law lords were lords, but they did not participate in that side of things until at least their retirement from judicial life. If at all. Lord Hope has been the most active in his retirement of any.

It is interesting, but it's probably gonna need more words than OP has to flesh it out.
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