Lions under the Throne


Language: Anglais
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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.
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.