October 31, 2012
In what amounts to a defeat for the government, the Supreme Court has decided in this case to refer to the European Court of Justice questions on the interpretation of the EU Citizenship Directive, 2004/38.
From the government’s point of view, […]
June 28, 2012
Two weeks ago now at Inner Temple, the Supreme Court Justice Lord Kerr gave the fifth annual Boydell Lecture – and chose as his title A European Understanding of “Judicial Authority” as highlighted in Assange v Swedish Prosecution Authority. The […]
May 30, 2012
In my post earlier today about Julian Assange’s Supreme Court appeal, today’s judgment and the unusual procedural turn that followed it. To remind you, the suggestion made by Dinah Rose QC, for Julian Assange, was that she might apply to […]
May 30, 2012
Here’s today’s Supreme Court judgment: the Justices decide by a majority of 5 to 2 to dismiss Julian Assange’s appeal against extradition. The term “judicial authority” in Part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003 does include public prosecutors such […]
May 29, 2012
Tomorrow the UK Supreme Court gives its eagerly-awaited judgment in Assange v Swedish Judicial Authority, in which it will decide whether the Swedish prosecutor is indeed a judicial authority for the purposes of Part 1 of the Extradition Act […]
May 16, 2012
If you’re in the business of predicting court judgments, you can sometimes end up looking a mug. My last prediction wasn’t the best. Oh, well. At least the judges agreed with me on the time limit.
Anyway, while the […]
March 15, 2012
Yesterday I explained the facts and legal background to this case, and a short account of the first day of the hearing, which concluded just after 1 pm today. I was again in court to hear Jason Coppel complete […]
March 14, 2012
Today was the first day of the Supreme Court’s hearing in the case of Humphreys v HMRC, about sex discrimination in the child tax credit system.
Mr Humphreys is complaining about the fact that HMRC refused him child tax credit in […]
February 15, 2012
The Supreme Court has today given judgment in this case, about the extent to which the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to information the BBC holds for journalistic purposes.
I’m afraid the case has something of the Dickensian […]
February 1, 2012
Julian Assange today takes his argument against extradition to Sweden to the UK Supreme Court. The hearing is due to finish tomorrow – it’s not clear yet when the Court is likely to publish its judgment.
There’s one question only being […]