Law Lords oppose UK Supreme Court

Six of the 12 Law Lords (who currently sit in a judicial capacity in the House of Lords) oppose the plans announced in July to clearly seperate the legislative and judicial role of the House Of Lords by creating a new UK Supreme Court - Supreme court plan opposed by law lords.

Six of the 12 law lords, including a second senior member, Lord Nicholls, condemned the proposal as "unnecessary and harmful" in a response to the plans published yesterday.

Four others, including Lord Bingham, the senior law lord, backed plans announced by the lord chancellor to replace the House of Lords as the highest court in the country. The remaining two expressed no view, leaving only one in three supporting the move.

Further Reading:

Constitutional Reform:
A Supreme Court for the United Kingdom

Response to the Government’s consultation paper on Constitutional reform : a Supreme Court for the United Kingdom [PDF]
Faculty of Advocates say UK Supreme Court could be Unconstitutional and Unlawful.

Posted by Paul at November 6, 2003 02:08 AM |

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