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Help with Edexcel AS level politics question

‘The Supreme Court exercises more influence and control over the Executive than
over Parliament.’ How far do you agree that the Supreme Court exercises more influence and control over the Executive than it does over Parliament

I have a few points, but what examples can I use?
(edited 2 months ago)
Reply 1
The example of the 2019 ruling in Gina Miller vs UK Government, in which the Supreme Court ruled the prorogation of parliament as unlawful, and reversed the actions of the Executive.

However, the Supreme Court's influence over Parliament is less so, as they can only issue 'declarations of incompatibility' that compel Parliament to change the law, rather than physically changing the law themselves. This happened in 2018, when the court found that the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 was incompatible with the Human Rights Act, as it did not allow same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships.

Hope this helps :smile:
Reply 2
Original post by l3078
The example of the 2019 ruling in Gina Miller vs UK Government, in which the Supreme Court ruled the prorogation of parliament as unlawful, and reversed the actions of the Executive.
However, the Supreme Court's influence over Parliament is less so, as they can only issue 'declarations of incompatibility' that compel Parliament to change the law, rather than physically changing the law themselves. This happened in 2018, when the court found that the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 was incompatible with the Human Rights Act, as it did not allow same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships.
Hope this helps :smile:

Thank you!

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