Following the international success of Volume 1 in 2010, Volume 2 presents a brand new selection of cases that have changed our lives. This collection of essays examines key cases (both UK and international) that have changed or created the rules and procedures which govern our lives and which we abide by. It takes a retrospective look at the circumstances behind the results of these great cases, examining the facts and the lasting legacies, as well as revealing a human side to the events that is not always apparent from the law reports.
The themes addressed by the book demonstrate the rule of law, showing that through something as abstract as judicial reasoning, we create a set of rules and procedures which govern our lives. In support of the rule of law and the causes championed by LexisNexis, a sum of GBP1 from every copy of the book sold will be donated to Stop the Traffik, a global movement of activists around the world who passionately give their time and energy to build resilient communities and prevent human trafficking.
Foreword: The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales; Preface: Ian McDougall, VP & Legal Director, LexisNexis International; List of Contributors; Table of Cases; PART I - THE RESTRAINT OF KINGS - "BE YOU NEVER SO HIGH ..."; 1. The Golden Met-wand and Measure - Prohibitions del Roy (Matthew Seys-Llewellyn); 2. The Trial of Charles I (Geoffrey Robertson QC); 3. Elected Leader or Sun King? The Supreme Court Decides whether the President is above the Law in US v Nixon (Professor Tamara Rice Lave); PART II - MODERN PUBLIC LAW; 4. Anisminic Ltd v Foreign Compensation Commission: A Beacon for Accountability (Michael Fordham QC); 5. Giving Effect to the Intentions of Parliament: Pepper v Hart (Oliver Jones); 6. A Hunting We Will Go? R (Jackson and Others) v Attorney General (Alexander Horne); 7. `On remand in police custody' or how the QPC provides litigants with recourse to the consititutional courts (Professor Bertrand Mathieu); 8. Kable's Case and the Rule of Law (The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM QC); 9. An important strike for freedom of speech: Dhooharika v Director of Public Prosecutions (Mark Stephens); PART III - LAW AND WAR; 10. Silence of the laws: Dissent and democracy in Liversidge v Anderson (Dexter Dias QC); 11. The First Nuremberg Trial and its Enduring Legacy: "Even Rulers Are Under God And The Law" (Steven Kay QC); PART IV - LAW, EQUALITY, RELIGION AND DISCRIMINATION - THREE US CASES; 12. Brown v Board of Education (Kenneth R Thompson II); 13. The Right of Privacy: Roe v Wade (Linda Greenhouse); 14. "Respect for their Private Lives": Lawrence v Texas (Stephen Hetherington); PART V - LAW, EQUALITY, RELIGION AND DISCRIMINATION - THREE BRITISH CASES; 15. Banning the Jilbab in School - A Violation of a Pupil's Right to Manifest Religion? R (Sabina Begum) v Governors of Denbigh High School (Lynne Townley); 16. Having to Pick and Choose: Eweida & Others v the United Kingdom (James Wilson); 17. There's Nowt so Queer as Folk: Bull vs. Hall (Karon Monaghan QC); PART VI - CIVIL LAW; 18. When Louisa Carlill Caught the `Flu: Carlill v The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. (John Randall QC); 19. Disregard the Merits? Interim Injunctions under American Cyanamid Co. v Ethicon Ltd (No.1) (Paul Lowenstein QC & Scott Ralston); 20. Puncturing Metaphor: the Supreme Court and the Corporate Veil: Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & Others (John Wilson QC); 21. A First Step Towards A European `Compensation Culture' And A Catalyst for Change: Courage v Crehan (Collette Rawnsley); A Final Word; Index