Judiciary and Civil Liberties revision quiz

Unit 2 Judiciary unit revision quiz

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Judiciary and civil liberties:
1. What is the role of the executive branch?
2. What is the roe of the legislative branch?
3. What is the role of the judicial branch?
4. Why was there a fusion of powers up until 2005?
5. Name three roles of the judiciary, what power they have in accordance to their role and any political significance
it may have...
Political
Role Power to...
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Give an example to a role of the judiciary and when they have carried it out....
Role Example:
7. How does the sovereignty of parliament act as a limitation on the judiciary?
8. How does the rule of law act as a limitation on the judiciary?
9. How does judicial precedent act as a limitation on the judiciary?
10. How does the primacy of EU law act as a limitation on the judiciary
11. What is judicial review?
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Outline and describe the events and result of one judicial review that has taken place
14. Suggest two limits of judicial review
15. What is judicial neutrality
16. Suggest 2 arguments with examples, for neutrality of the judiciary
Claim Example
17. What is judicial independence?
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What is Security of tenure?
20. How does the security of tenure protect the independence of the judiciary?
21. What is the subjudice rule?
22. How does the subjudice rule safeguard the independence of the judiciary?
23. How are judges appointed?
24. How has this made a difference to the independence of the judiciary?
25. How are judges trained and what experience do they have?
26. How does this method and experience help to safeguard the independence of the judiciary?
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Name 2 limits on judicial independence since 2005 with examples where applicable
31. What is a public inquiry?
32. Suggest two reasons why judges are often called upon to lead a public inquiry
33. Suggest 2 reasons why the government may choose to hold a public inquiry
34. What important political impacts do public inquiries have?
35. What was being investigated in the Scott Inquiry 1996?
36. Was the inquiry critical or supportive of the government? ­ elaborate
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What recommendations were made from the Macpherson Inquiry?
41. What was being investigated in the Hutton Inquiry 2003?
42. Was the inquiry critical or supportive of the government? ­ elaborate
43. What recommendations were made from the Hutton Inquiry?
44. What was being investigated in the Leveson Inquiry?
45. Was the inquiry critical or supportive of the government? ­ elaborate
46. What recommendations were made from the Leveson Inquiry?
47. What is a civil liberty?
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Suggest 3 threats to civil liberties
Threat Description Example?
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Suggest three ways in which the HRA has strengthened the political power of the judiciary
53. Suggest three limitations of these powers
54. Choose 3 controversial decisions made under the HRA and note why the decision may be seen as controversial
Why might this be
Case Description seen as
controversial?
55. Suggest 3 features of an `effective' judiciary
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Judical Review:
Judicial Review (Human Rights):
Public Inquiries
57. What was the court result of the GCHQ case 1985 (Judicial Review)?
58. What was the court result for the Mental Health Act case of 2002? (Judicial Review HR)
59. What amendments were made to the Mental Health Act legislation after the court case?
60. What was the court result in the Belmarsh Case (A and Others) 2004 (Judicial review HRA)?
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