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Single Idea 22826

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 2. The Law / b. Rule of law]

Full Idea

In 1701 UK judges were given secure tenure, being removable only by parliament which at the same time undertook to follow a convention not to discuss particular judicial decisions.

Gist of Idea

From 1701 only parliament could remove judges, whose decisions could not be discussed


John Charvet (Liberalism: the basics [2019], 02)

Book Reference

Charvet,John: 'Liberalism: the basics' [Routledge 2019], p.9

A Reaction

In recent years the UK Daily Mail published the pictures of three judges, and labelled them 'traitors' because of their verdict about leaving the European Union.