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Paul Weller's children: another brick in the wall of privacy law

The judgment in the privacy case of three of pop singer Paul Weller’s children (Weller v Associated Newspapers has caused a little confusion – not least among some of the press who might be expected to need to understand it best. 1,568 more words

Law

High Court strikes down laws prohibiting donations to political parties and spending on election campaigns

Unions NSW v NSW HCA 58

The High Court held invalid recent changes to the NSW political donations and campaign expenditure laws.  The laws would have prohibited donations to political parties by any person not on the electoral roll, and where an overall cap on campaign spending by political parties otherwise applied, would have deemed expenditure on a campaign by ‘affiliated organisations’ of a political party (eg, unions) as being expenditure by that political party. 701 more words

Case Note

Nigel Evans legal fees: thank the Tories we don't have to pay

Friends of Nigel Evans, the British House of Commons deputy speaker cleared of nine sexual offences, have complained that he has been financially wiped out by £130,000 of defence costs in the court case. 1,076 more words

Law

Case Note: City of Edinburgh Council against a decision of the Lothian Valuation Appeal Committee

On 9 April 2014 the Court of Session issued its decision in an appeal by the City of Edinburgh Council against a decision of the Lothian Valuation Appeal Committee. 821 more words

Scots Law

Introducing the second edition of Elliott and Thomas, Public Law (OUP 2014)

This week, the second edition of Public Law – the textbook that I write with Robert Thomas – is published by Oxford University Press. Although it is only three years since the first edition was published, much has happened since then.  617 more words

Studying Law

Why the Lord Chancellor is wrong about Judicial Review.

This Week, (26th March 2014), The Guardian published remarks made by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP giving some explanation of the reasoning behind the upcoming amendments to the legal aid regime for Judicial Review. 1,140 more words

Chris Grayling

Mid-terms Matter - packing and cracking

It is time to take Republicans onto the floor of Congress and wipe up the floor with their ideologies.

just another rant …

The things on my mind while Congress continues to take a few days here there … everywhere ~ off … 1,075 more words

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