23 September 2009
Professor Andrew Le Sueur and Professor Kate Malleson have contributed essays to The Judicial House of Lords 1876-2009, recently published by OUP. Andrew’s contribution surveys the events surrounding the government’s controversial plans to abolish the Law Lords and create a new supreme court. Reviewing the book in the Times Literary Supplement, Joshua Rozenberg says, ‘If David Cameron becomes Prime Minister, he could learn a great deal about how not to introduce constitutional reform by reading Andrew Le Sueur’s narrative ...’. Kate’s chapter examines how the appointments process to the House of Lords operated as a ‘closed promotions system through the higher courts’.