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(p. 15) 2. Constitutional Foundations of the Powers of the Courts 

(p. 15) 2. Constitutional Foundations of the Powers of the Courts
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(p. 15) 2. Constitutional Foundations of the Powers of the Courts
Author(s):

Sir William Wade

and Christopher Forsyth

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199683703.003.0002
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date: 26 January 2021

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of the rule of law, covering the meaning of legality and discretionary power, judicial independence, and fairness. It then explains the sovereignty of Parliament, the elements of judicial control, and the doctrine of ultra vires.

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