Obama presents himself as the greatest gift history has ever bestowed on the presidency. He would do well to respect the forefathers who made his presidency possible
‘Lady Hale argues persuasively that diversity in its widest sense should be regarded as essential for appointments to the Supreme Court’
The revelation that Jonathan Sumption QC will not be taking up his expected appointment to the Supreme Court until he has a window in his diary has infuriated his future colleagues.
‘Bingham the judge sometimes seemed to be living on a higher plane than mere mortals’
With the Ministry of Justice planning to cut £2bn from its £9bn budget, it’s good to see the Supreme Court doing its bit by hiring out its premises for corporate events, weddings and bar mitzvahs.
Cuts in the Supreme Court budget compromise the independence of Britain’s most senior judges, according to the court’s deputy president, Lord Hope. Delivering the Gray’s Inn Reading at Gresham College last Thursday, he suggested that depriving the judiciary of the resources they needed to do their job properly could even jeopardise the rule of law.