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15 September 2015

BOOK: Stephen SEDLEY, Lions Under The Throne (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015), 303 p. ISBN 9781107559769, £25,99

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Cambridge University Press published Lions Under The Throne, an essay collection by former Lord Justice of Appeal Stephen Sedley.

Abstract:
Francis Bacon wrote in 1625 that judges must be lions, but lions under the throne. From that day to this, the tension within the state between parliamentary, judicial and executive power has remained unresolved. Lions under the Throne is the first systematic account of the origins and development of the great body of public law by which the state, both institutionally and in relation to the individual, is governed.
Table of Contents:

Introduction
 Part I. Histories:
1. Lions in winter: public law in the twentieth century
 2. The dark satanic mills: the Victorian state
 3. New corn from old fields: the Hanoverian harvest
 4. Parchment in the fire: public law in the Interregnum
 5. The future of public law
 Part II. Themes:
6. The royal prerogative
 7. The sovereignty of Parliament and the abuse of power
 8. The right to be heard
 9. The separation of powers
 10. Public law and human rights
 11. The state and the law
 12. Standing and 'sitting'
 13. Law without courts: the tribunal system
 14. The rule of law.

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