Supreme Court


The conservative legal movement is dead

22 June 2020 12:18 am

Imagine if Sonia Sotomayor, once she got on the Supreme Court, started ruling like Clarence Thomas. I know, I know,…


Why banking on judges is a poor strategy

16 June 2020 9:18 am

Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County was massively significant for two reasons. As a legal matter, the…


Why secession beckons

21 January 2020 2:26 am

The craziness of our politics makes you wonder what’s round the bend. After the ‘resistance’, the pussy hats, the non-stop…


What could go wrong for Donald Trump in 2020?

31 December 2019 5:23 am

What are the four things that can go blooey for President Trump in the next year? First, he can get…

Could a sex-strike solve Brexit?

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Last week the Lawyers Group of the charity Classics for All held its fifth moot (cf. ‘meet’) in the Supreme…

Paul Dacre: Do I regret the ‘Enemies of the people’ front page? Hell no!

5 October 2019 9:00 am

So what to make of the extreme language, veering from the histrionic to the hysterical, dominating political discourse? The words…

Letters: We must grasp the dangers of cannabis before it’s too late

28 September 2019 9:00 am

On judging the judges Sir: The spectacle of judges questioning essentially political decisions is not an edifying one. But we…

The rule of law has become the rule of lawyers

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Is that enormous silver spider that Lady Hale wore her badge of office? If so, it is appropriate. The Supreme…

There is only one law: there must be no Brexit

28 September 2019 9:00 am

You’re surprised? Really? What are you surprised by? The specifics — that 11 non-elected, mostly public-school-educated judges, and doubtlessly Remainers…

The torture chamber: how opposition MPs plan to humiliate Boris

28 September 2019 9:00 am

When Jeremy Corbyn declared at Labour conference that his party would only allow an election once no deal had been…

The balance of power in our constitution has been lost

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Until recently, we used to comfort ourselves with the thought that the United Kingdom’s uncodified constitution was a great national…

Has the Supreme Court handed Boris Johnson a Brexit escape route?

26 September 2019 11:26 pm

The Supreme Court’s judgement is the latest constitutional perversion after the Benn act. But ironically it may assist the Government…

Brexiteers should cheer the Supreme Court

25 September 2019 12:56 am

Ignore, with great respect, the people telling you today that the justices of the Supreme Court have waded into politics,…

Why the Supreme Court’s Brexit case is so crucial

17 September 2019 11:38 pm

The opening session of the epic Supreme Court hearing into whether Boris Johnson misled the Queen and broke the law…

Blow for Boris as parliament may return early

11 September 2019 9:48 pm

The Court of Session’s verdict that prorogation is unlawful is a major headache for Boris Johnson. It makes the Supreme…

Crackles with nylon, self-regard and unearned privilege: On the Basis of Sex reviewed

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is too ill to sit on the Supreme Court. When she saw On the Basis of Sex,…

A Supreme Court justice and the scary plan to outlaw climate change

10 October 2015 9:00 am

How do you make an imaginary problem so painfully real that everyone suffers? It’s an odd question to ask, you…

We should celebrate Magna Carta by abolishing the European Arrest Warrant

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The European Arrest Warrant is incompatible with our tradition of justice