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(p. 581) 14. The Judiciary 

(p. 581) 14. The Judiciary
(p. 581) 14. The Judiciary

Andrew Le Sueur

, Maurice Sunkin

, and Jo Eric Khushal Murkens


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This chapter begins with discussions of the role of the judiciary in the UK, its relationships with other institutions, and qualifications for being a judge. It then considers the issue of judicial independence; the UK Supreme Court and judicial independence; judicial accountability; impartiality; appointing judges; and the use of judges to chair public inquiries.

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