In episode 123 Joshua addresses attacks on judges and lawyers by the media and the government. Joshua discusses his new book: Enemies of the People: How Judges Shape Society? and has kindly given our listeners a 20% discount via his blog here.
This interview was recorded the day after the Home Office released a post on social media suggesting that “activist lawyers” were abusing regulations by delaying and disrupting returns of migrants. The Law Society and Bar Council both condemned the video, and it has since been taken down by the Home Office, see here.
For links to the cases discussed, see below:
- R(Miller) v Secretary of the State for Exiting the European Union  UKSC 5
- R (Miller) v The Prime Minister; Cherry and others v Advocate General for Scotland  UKSC 41 (for a refresher, listen to Jo Moore and Jon Metzer discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Episode 95.
- The recent New Zealand High Court decision concerning the lawfulness of the first 9 days of lockdown in New Zealand here (for an analysis, see UK Human Rights Blog article here.
- Read more about Simon Dolan’s challenge to lockdown, represented by Philip Havers QC, here.
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