Parliamentary Soverignty

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  • The Sovereignty of Parliament
    • The Orthodox view
      • Can make or unmake any law - Dicey
      • No body capable of setting aside an act of parliament
      • Act of UK Parliament cannot be judged to be unconstitutional
      • Evidence
        • Legislative Evidence - many Acts of Parliament have made major changes to the constitution without effective challenge
          • Act of Settlement 1700
          • The Septennial Act 1715
          • Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949
          • Independence of Colonies
          • European Communities Act 1972
        • Case Law
          • British Railways Board V Pickin 1974
          • Mortensen v Peters 1906
          • Vauxhaull Estates Ltd v Liverpool Corporation 1932
          • Ellen Street Estates Ltd v Minister for Health 1934
        • Juristic Writings e.g. Blackstone and Dicey
      • Challenges
        • The Treaty of Union - was Parliament born 'unfree'?
        • Membership of The European Union
          • European Treaties
          • European Communities Act 1972
          • R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortame 1990 & 1991
        • European Human Rights Law
        • Constitutional values in Common Law
          • R v Attorney General, ex parte Jackson 2005

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