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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


King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Richard Pares

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This study of British politics from 1760 to 1832 deals with the reasons why people went into politics, the functions of party and patronage and the balance of power between King, Lords, and Commons. ... 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


Lloyd George: Supreme Tactician and Ambitious Strategist

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The first of two case studies of Lloyd George. Discusses his successes at widening the social base of the Liberal Party and at provoking the House of Lords into fighting and losing the constitutional ... More


The Early Years of the House of Lords, 1876–1914

Patrick Polden

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/9780199532711.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the early years of the House of Lords. Specifically, it discusses the composition of the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, the intrusion of politics into the judicial activities of ... More


The Law Lords: Who Has Served

Tom Bingham

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/9780199532711.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter takes a closer look at the men and (one) woman who have held office as Lords of Appeal in Ordinary since the first appointment under the 1876 Act in October of that year. The ... More


The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Commissioned by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, this book is derived from the inaugural Jean Clark Lectures, hosted by the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Across three lectures, the text ... More


Prologue

MICHAEL TAGGART

in Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256877
eISBN:
9780191719646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256877.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This book tells the story of a water dispute in Bradford, England, in the late 19th century. The dispute was finally resolved by the House of Lords in 1895, and the case — The Mayor, Aldermen and ... More


Introduction

Michael Byers

in The Role of Law in International Politics: Essays in International Relations and International Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244027
eISBN:
9780191713224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244027.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins by discussing the importance of March 24, 1999 in the contemporary history of international law and international relations. It then explains that on that day, the Judicial ... 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


Towards a System of Administrative Law: The Reid and Wilberforce Era, 1945–82

Louis Blom-Cooper and Gavin Drewry

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/9780199532711.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter argues that the Reid–Wilberforce era marked the beginning of a transformation of the House of Lords into a public law tribunal in embryo from a court of final appeal in private law ... 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


The Interplay with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Kenneth Keith

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/9780199532711.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers aspects of the role of the Law Lords from the mid 19th century, when they moved along Whitehall from the committee rooms in the Palace of Westminster and sat in the hearing ... More


Deliberations and Predispositions

James Herbert

in Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses deliberations and predispositions that were made before the final approval of the establishment of the Arts and Humanities Research Council/Board. After the second reading of ... 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


Appointments to the House of Lords: Who Goes Upstairs

Kate Malleson

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/9780199532711.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on appointments to the House of Lords. Very little is known outside legal circles about the 110 men and one woman who have been appointed to the judicial House of Lords since ... More


1966 and All That: The Story of the Practice Statement 1

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/9780199532711.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the Practice Statement by the Lord Chancellor (Lord Gardiner) and the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary on July 26, 1996, before judgments were given in the House of Lords, which ... 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


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


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


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