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    Legality as Separation of Powers.Stuart Lakin - 2017 - Jurisprudence 8 (3):653-659.
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    Debunking the Idea of Parliamentary Sovereignty: The Controlling Factor of Legality in the British Constitution.Stuart Lakin - 2008 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 28 (4):709-734.
    This article explores the idea of Parliamentary sovereignty in British constitutional theory. Two general explanations for this idea are considered: firstly, that the existence of a sovereign entity is a conceptually necessary precondition for the existence of a state or constitution; secondly, that Parliament is sovereign, if it is, in virtue of a rule of recognition whose existence and content may be empirically determined. The former account, it is suggested, looms large in orthodox British constitutional theory but cannot be sustained. (...)
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    How to Make Sense of the HRA 1998: The Ises and Oughts of the British Constitution.Stuart Lakin - 2010 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 30 (2):399-417.
    This review article examines Alison Young’s book, Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Human Rights Act. It focuses principally on the theoretical framework within which Young advances her many detailed arguments about the British constitution. In particular, it challenges Young’s contention that the powers of Parliament and courts can be explained by reference to an empirically determinable ‘legal fact’ (whether that ‘fact’ reflects Dicey’s theory of continuing parliamentary sovereignty or some other theory). The review article contends that there are insuperable evidential and (...)
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