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The House of Lords

Rhodri Walters

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of the House of the Lords in Great Britain during the twentieth century. The findings indicate that, in the twentieth century, the House of Lords could no longer vie ... More


Unelected Houses

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

‘The House of Peers throughout the war/Did nothing in particular/And did it very well.’ The Levellers and the case for an elected parliament. The Lords since 1909. Remaining conditional vetoes. The ... More


Parliament

Stuart Anderson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes Parliament as a law maker — what had to be done to turn a proposal into a law. It begins with the Commons, and particularly with the relation between the Commons and the ... More


From Appellate Committee to Supreme Court: A Narrative

Andrew Le Sueur

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter attempts to chart the principal events leading up to the Government's decision on 12 June 2003 to announce that the judicial business of the House of Lords would be transferred to a ... More


The Judicial Roles of the House of Lords and Privy Council, 1820–1914

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the judicial roles of the House of Lords and Privy Council from 1820-1914. Topics covered include the era of Lord Eldon, the establishment of the Judicature Commission, the ... More


Law Lords in Parliament

David Hope

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion on the recent phenomenon of the Law Lords sitting in Parliament. Performance of the appellate function had been part of the work of the Upper House for ... More


The End of the Twentieth Century: The House of Lords 1982–2000 1

Michael Beloff

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter argues that the reputation of the House of Lords for high quality appellate adjudication in private law litigation was well maintained during the last two decades of the 20th century. In ... More


Three Constitutional Crises

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The three constitutional crises examined are that caused by the rejection by the House of Lords of Lloyd George's `People's Budget’ of 1909; that caused by the Home Rule Act of 1914; and the ... More


The House of Lords and the English Court of Appeal

Gavin Drewry and Louis Blom-Cooper

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the relationship between the Court of Appeal in England and Wales and the House of Lords. The Court of Appeal provides the House of Lords with four-fifths of its caseload. ... More


The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived

Meg Russell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199671564
eISBN:
9780191751776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671564.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book is the first major study of the House of Lords since the reform in 1999 by Tony Blair's Labour government which removed most hereditary peers. It describes the membership of the chamber, ... More


A Hard Act to Follow: The Bingham Court, 2000–8

Brice Dickson

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of justifications for references to the ‘Bingham Court’ after Lord Bingham, given that naming a court after an individual judge seems antithetical to a central ... More


The Judicial Office

James Vallance White

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the Judicial Office, which acted as the parliamentary conduit by which lawyers, litigants, and the public approached the Law Lords, and it was by that same channel through ... More


Limits of Fundamental Rights in the Face of Terrorism

Christina Eckes

in EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights: The Case of Individual Sanctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199573769
eISBN:
9780191722158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573769.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter considers to what extent terrorism could justify exceptional restrictions on ordinary principles and rights. It seeks to identify how the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and a ... More


Their Lordships

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the House of Lords. The old House of Lords is a strange body which has existed since at least the 14th century. Unlike in France, only two estates emerged in Britain namely ... More


The Judicial Role of the House of Lords before 1870

David Lewis Jones

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the judicial role of the House of Lords before 1870. A significant part of Parliament's role, from the reign of Edward I, lay in providing remedies for petitioners either ... More


V7. Unicameralism–Bicameralism

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Reform of the House of Lords provides critical insights not just into the nature of New Labour's statecraft but also into the challenges of constitutional political analysis. This examines empirical ... More


Criminal Law

JR Spencer

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter evaluates the contribution of the House of Lords to the development of English criminal law. By this, it means substantive law: for reasons of space, and to avoid overlap with other ... More


The British Constitution

Anthony King

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In the latter part of the 19th century, Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian ... More


From Scotland and Ireland: Scotland after 1707

Philip H Brodie

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the role of the House of Lords in relation to Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland. Topics covered include the Treaty of Union between Scotland and England, the assumption ... More


European Influences

Francis Jacobs and David Anderson

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The laws of other European states were from time to time the subject of valuable comparative analysis by the House of Lords. However, the principal European influence on the work of the House of ... More


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