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June: focus on public law

Wherever you get your news there is no escaping the reach of public law.  Our resources keep pace with these extraordinary changes, challenges, and developments. Our thought-provoking titles present the dynamism and debates of public law. The chapters in this month's collection give you just a glimpse of some of the topics in one of the most fascinating areas of law.

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Chapter collection


Ch 8. Devolution
from Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law (13th edn) by Brian Thompson, Michael Gordon, and Adam Tucker
"Legislative and executive power has been devolved to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and we consider the background to devolution and outline the nature of this asymmetrical devolution settlement, and the issues related to it..."

R (on the application of Miller and Cherry) v Prime Minister and Advocate General for Scotland [2019] UKSC 41, Supreme Court
from Essential Cases: Public Law (4th edn) by Thomas E. Webb
"This case concerned the constitutional-legal limits on a Prime Minister’s capacity to advise the monarch to exercise their power to prorogue Parliament."

Ch 1. What is public law?
from Complete Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn) by Lisa Webley and Harriet Samuels
"Public law is made up of a number of key principles designed to ensure a healthy, representative, law-abiding country that strikes a balance between the needs of the state and the needs of its citizens. Each of these principles is discussed in turn..."

Ch 18. Human rights in action
from Public Law Directions (2nd edn) by Anne Dennett
"What legal action could you take if you had a family member who died in police custody, or photographs of you in the street were published in a newspaper without your consent, or your employer refused to allow you to wear religious symbols at work? This chapter examines how three Convention rights operate in practice..."

Ch 10. Local Government
from Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights: A Critical Introduction (9th edn) by Ian Loveland
"...analysis of the role played by local government institutions reveals a great deal about the nature of ‘democracy’ within our modern constitution..."

Ch 2. The rule of law and the rule of judges
from Administrative Law (5th edn) by Timothy Endicott
"There is an ancient common law rule against bias in judicial and administrative decision making...Legal requirements of impartiality and independence have an important, but limited, role in administration: they ought to be developed in ways that do not stop a public authority from the fair pursuit of its policies."

Ch 10. Good governance
from Public Law (4th edn) by Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas
"Good governance is essential if people are to accept, cooperate with, and recognise the legitimacy of the institutions of government—all of which are imperative to the existence of a peaceful, well-functioning, civilised, and productive society..."

Ch 15. Police powers, public order, and terrorism
from Public Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide (7th edn) by Colin Faragher
"This chapter discusses the law on police powers.These include the role of the police, the organization of the police in England and Wales, police areas, the powers and functions of Police and Crime Commissioners...the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and its Codes of Practice..."