Jurisprudence

‘To protect the priceless asset of judicial independence, we need to take great care over the way we choose our judges’

‘As an honest broker between Israel and its Arab neighbours, Qatar might be able to buy an even greater prize than football or the rule of law’

‘Surely tax avoidance is perfectly legal? Not when you are a multinational corporation operating in the third world, it seems’

‘The government was planning to restrict the right to open justice and nobody seemed to care—until the Daily Mail weighed in’

‘However successful the US is in capturing terrorists, the war on terror can never be over; fighting terrorism cannot be a “war”’

‘The Lord Chief Justice paused, looked up at the glassy-eyed MPs and peers, and said: “If this is difficult, believe me, I am finding it so too”.’

‘Lady Hale argues persuasively that diversity in its widest sense should be regarded as essential for appointments to the Supreme Court’

‘Naomi Zivotofsky and her husband are American citizens. Their son is a US citizen, born in Jerusalem. His passport gives no country of birth’

‘Britain has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform the European Court of Human Rights’

‘Leveson recognises that there needs to be a public discussion of when, in journalism, the end can be regarded as justifying the means’