Monthly Archives: April 2013

Legislating for X: Medical Science and the Separation of Powers

No Supreme Court ever wants to be in the position of prescribing a treatment plan for a person suffering from a life-threatening medical condition. In the X case, in 1992, however, this is exactly the situation the Supreme Court found … Continue reading

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A Day at the Constitutional Convention

Last summer, when the Government was outlining the shape of its plans for a Constitutional Convention, I was a very frustrated citizen and constitutional lawyer. I felt that the plans sold the country short on promises of political reform made … Continue reading

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Judicial Independence and the Current Controversy

Dr Laura Cahillane Controversy erupted this week when Mr Justice Peter Kelly was reported to have told a group of business leaders that judicial independence was being demolished “brick by brick” by the Government, apparently mentioning the Government’s handling of … Continue reading

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