Commentary

Precedent and The National Archives

Even reported judgments are a mixture of ratio decidendi and obiter dicta. So while the publication of all judgments might be a boost for open justice, what effect, asks David Burrows, might archiving all the court’s judgments have on the administration of justice? Continue reading

Law, lawyers and law-makers

Who are the law-makers? David Burrows considers who really makes our laws and questions the accuracy of the description as applied to politicians merely by virtue of their participation in the legislative process. Continue reading