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BOOK: "Landmark Cases in Public Law" Satvinder Juss and Maurice Sunkin (eds.)

Satvinder Juss and Maurice Sunkin (eds.), Landmark Cases in Public Law 
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Landmark Cases in Public Law answers the need for an historical examination of the leading cases in this field, an examination which is largely absent from the standard textbooks and journal articles of the day. Adopting a contextualised historical approach, this collection of essays by leading specialists in the field provides both an explanation of the importance and impact of the chosen decisions, as well as doctrinal analysis. This approach enables each author to throw light on the driving forces behind the judicial outcomes, and shows how the final reasoning of the court was ultimately as much dependent upon such human factors as the attitudes, conduct, and personalities of the parties, their witnesses, their counsel, and the judges, as the drive to seek legal realignment with the political developments that were widely perceived to be taking place. In this way, this form of analysis provides an exposition of the true stories behind these landmark cases in public law.
Table of Contents
1. Entick v Carrington [1765]: Revisited All the King's Horses Richard Gordon2. Ridge v Baldwin [1964]: 'Nuff Said' SH Bailey3. Padfield v Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food [1968]: Judges and Parliamentary Democracy Maurice Sunkin4. Anisminic Ltd v Foreign Compensation Commission [1968]: In Perspective David Feldman5. Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1984]: Reviewing the Prerogative Richard Drabble6. The Factortame Litigation: Sovereignty in Question John MCEldowney7. M v The Home Office [1992]: Ministers and Injunctions Christopher Forsyth8. A v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2005]: The Belmarsh Case Richard Clayton9. R v North and East Devon Health Authority [2001]: Coughlan and the Development of Public Law Kirsty Hughes10. R (Jackson) v Attorney-General [2005]: Reviewing Legislation Elizabeth Wicks11. Bancoult and the Royal Prerogative in Colonial Constitutional Law Satvinder S Juss12. AXA General Insurance Ltd v HM Advocate and Others [2012]: The Nature of Devolved Legislation and the Role of the Courts The Honourable Mr Justice Lewis13. Evans v Attorney General [2015]: The Underlying Normativity of Constitutional Disagreement Thomas FaircloughEpilogue: Miller, the Legislature and the Executive Paul Craig
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