An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Decisions Everyone Should Know came out a year ago. Randy and I threw the book at Georgetown University Law Center on Constitution Day, rightly so. We are proud to report that we have sold 16,779 paperback copies, including 10,431 on Amazon. WeRead More →

On Wednesday evening, Britain’s prime minister struck a deal with potential rebels within his own Tory party, giving parliament a say in how post-Brexit powers could be used. Lawmakers who have expressed discomfort with possible breaches of international law have agreed to accept an amendment to the government’s controversial InternalRead More →

A federal judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Monday that Governor Tom Wolf’s coronavirus-related shutdown orders and limits on public gatherings are unconstitutional. But some legal experts wonder what effect, if any, the decision will have in the ongoing fight between the Wolf administration and those who wantRead More →

A The Home Secretary has admitted the government could be breaking international law by considering overriding the Brexit treaty. The Prime Minister is facing a revolt from Tory MPs over plans that would allow him to renege on parts of his Brexit deal, with his former attorney general Geoffrey CoxRead More →

The UK Government’s top legal adviser has been accused of producing ‘utterly laughable’ ‘undergraduate and first-year undergraduate stuff’ in her attempts to defend Britain’s International Internal Market Bill Westminster breaking the law. In a statement this afternoon, Suella Braverman, the attorney general for England and Wales, said the bill wouldRead More →

There were eyebrows raised in the House of Commons yesterday as Chief Minister Brandon Lewis admitted that a new government bill published today “breaches international law in a very specific and limited way”. The head of the government’s legal department – Whitehall’s oldest non-political lawyer – resigned following the decisionwhichRead More →

An adviser to presidential candidate Joe Biden and senior Democrats warned on Tuesday night that Britain must uphold international law around the Northern Ireland border to protect the Good Friday Agreement. Their statements followed the UK’s announcement that it would break international law and change parts of its Withdrawal AgreementRead More →

Advertising The recent implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong has led to unprecedented mass arrests and the exclusion of pro-democracy candidates from elections. Despite strong opposition from their mainland Chinese counterparts, many international politicians view the law as a serious violation of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration,Read More →

Matt Hancock said he was comfortable with a minister highlighting the UK’s willingness to break international law because of its intention to unilaterally crush part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. Speaking after Cabinet Secretary Brandon Lewis acknowledged the proposals unveiled this week were illegal in a ‘very specific and limitedRead More →

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 9: Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference at Downing Street on September 9, 2020 in London, England. From Monday September 14, people in England will only be allowed to socialize in groups of six people or less following the Prime Minister’s announcement. ThisRead More →

LONDON — Britain’s government plans to renege on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will break international law, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told the House of Commons on Tuesday. The Financial Times reported Monday that sections of the Internal Market Bill, due to be published on Wednesday, will replace sections ofRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis arrives for John Hume’s funeral at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Londonderry, Northern Ireland August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O’Sullivan LONDON (Reuters) – Northern Ireland Minister Brandon Lewis said on Tuesday that Britain’s Internal Market Bill, which newspapers said would undermine theRead More →