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Messing with the Acts of Union?

The new “review of judicial review” brings to the fore fundamental questions about the constitution of the United Kingdom

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Photo: Lesley Martin/PA Archive/PA Images

On 31st July, the UK Government announced its independent inquiry into judicial review. As lawyer and journalist David Allen Green remarked, “A first thought about this review is that you would think that the Ministry of Justice would have more important things to do. The ongoing coronavirus emergency means the criminal justice system is beset by backlogs and delays, and the prison system is more dangerous than ever.” But, swamped by the virus,…

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