Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Constitutional Role of Judges

C-SPAN broadcast this video of two US Supreme Court Justices giving evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the role of judges. It is a very important issue to be thinking about. In the UK Judges has recognised the principle of "Parliamentary Sovereignty", in which they have recognised that their role is to interpret, but not overrule what Parliament has decided.

I hope that you would use this video to reflect on the role that the judiciary can, and should play.

1 comment:

Bradley said...

Many thanks for posting this David.
Very useful particularly in using it to critically compare the seperation of powers between the US and UK - useful revision for W201 exam later this week.