“One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling:
“When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.” (I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase.) He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while howling at us. He went on, “Nothing means as much without that person.” One of the men in the class repeated, incredulous, half-laughing, “So you’re saying you can’t enjoy, like, a vacation, without someone if you’re really in love with them?” “Of course not.” the professor replied. “Not completely. You recognize beauty, but beauty means less if they don’t witness it with you. Beauty is less. You see something sublime and your first thought is that they should be there with you. It’s not as good without them. They illuminate. They make everything more.”
At first I was like “oh some guy being a really awesome athlete” AND THEN I REALIZED WHAT I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING AT
Ridley- constitution must be prior to govt
force of constitution can be traced to notion of constituent power
superior to ordinary law
constitution must be entrenched
he says we have no constitution, parliament and not constitution is sovereign. no superior body of rules
but election to house of commons governed by primary legislation, regular general elections mean we give our consent. also while legal entrenchment of specific statutory provisions is not feature of UK system of gov, many of fundamental features can be traced back several centuries.
Griffith- the constitution is no more and no less than what happens. everything that happens is constitutional and if nothing happened that would be constitutional also
What is the prerogative?
Dicey- every Act which the executive govt can lawfully do without the authority of an Act of Parliament is done in virtue of this prerogative.
Wade- Crown’s special constitutional position
Entick and Carrington- but govt action interfering with individuals must be based on specific law.
Rossminster- govt given wide discretionary powers
BBC v Johns- Prerogative cannot be broadened
Northumbria police authority- prerogative is legit on keeping the peace
Constitutional Reform Act 2005
Statutory duty to uphold rule of law + judicial independence
Lord Chancellor must uphold judicial independence and not seek to influence judges decisions through special access.
Supreme court- not a lot has changed
Judicial appointment- Lord Chancellor can reject at certain stages or require consideration
but obligated to give reasons so almost inevitable that he will accept appointments- Lord Mance 2006
This is JASON FYLES and he goes to my university (Newcastle University, North East of England) He is 19 years old, 5’8, ginger hair and slim. He was last seen in the Sandyford area at 2:45am on Thursday morning and has not been seen since. He was wearing a blue shirt, grey cardigan, beige chinos and brown ankle boots. Everyone in uni is so worried about him along with his family and friends. We are coming together as a university to appeal for his safe return. It is thought that he lost his friends on the night out and tried to make his way back by himself. Please, I am begging for you to REBLOG THIS, even if you don’t live in Newcastle, or England. Every REBLOG means that someone else will see his face, they will know who we are looking for, and your followers could be the one to know his whereabouts. Stay safe Jason, we’re looking for you.
THIS WILL NOT RUIN YOUR BLOG!
PLEASE. Nobody reblogged my own post on this which I posted an hour or so ago so I’m wondering if nobody will now. This guy is my friend. If I have ever sent you a nice ask or reblogged something of yours and it made you happy for a second (or even if I haven’t; this is about helping him, not doing me a favour) for God’s sake just help now, help to find my friend Jason. You want me to make him human to you?
- Once we all grew beans in pots as part of a Biology experiment- the experiment failed miserably and made the whole lab stink, but his was the only bean that grew and he was actually pretty proud about it
- He learned to knit as part of a school project where he had to learn a creative skill, and when a couple of people teased him about it he said “gender is a social construct” and carried on knitting like a badass
- He loves the scene in The Great Gatsby where Gatsby throws all his silk shirts around and he and I used to giggle over it together
- Once I asked him if he had a string of tinsel I could use in a photoshoot and he brought me a big cardboard box full of tinsel and fairy lights because he’s a helpful and lovely guy
He’s HUMAN and he needs our HELP and just PLEASE PLEASE FUCKING REBLOG THIS??? He’s been missing for four days now- when he went missing he would have been wearing his contact lenses and he won’t have had his (very thick) glasses with him so by now he’ll have had to take his contacts out and throw them away and he won’t be able to see well and oh God just please signal boost this
Office of Lord Chancellor
Could sit as judge
Didnt often but recently sat (1999) in cases where he could have been said to have had an interest ie Boddington.
Powers over judicial appointments
Infringement of separation of powers
Law lords- both legislatures and judges
Both positions became untenable in light of Art 6 of ECHR
Legislative Function of Judiciary
Shaw- publishing prostitutes addresses is new common law offence called ‘conspiracy to corrupt public morals’
R v R - marital rape possible
Ghaidan v Mendoza- got to read compatible with convention rights to read in words