Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

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We reported previously that the House of Lords had issued its last decision as the highest judicial body for the United Kingdom.  Click here to read that post.

The new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom opens for business today with the swearing in of its justices.  Click here to visit the website of the new court.  The website contains information about visiting the court, its history, and court procedures.

The first President of the Supreme Court is Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, who was previously the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Senior Law Lord. 

The Deputy President is Lord Hope of Craighead, who will be one of two Scottish Justices on the new Supreme Court.

The other Justices are Lord Saville of Newdigate, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Lord Mance, Lord Collins of Mapesbury, Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, and Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony.


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