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Judges in the dock: the inside story of the battle for Britain’s courts

The judiciary has made a slow march to the heart of politics. But as Boris Johnson plots his revenge, have the judges overplayed their hand?

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In mid-October, there was an unusual book launch at the UK Supreme Court. In a crowded room at the top of a grand staircase, leading judges, advocates and legal commentators rubbed shoulders, sipped wine and enjoyed canapés, just as you’d expect. But among them were kids darting around the corridors. For the assembled jurists were not here to celebrate some legal treatise or academic tome but a children’s book. Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the…

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