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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Judgments online

The five judgments of the Supreme Court in A v Governor of Arbour Hill were put up on courts.ie in double-quick time. They are available here, for anyone who wishes to read the detailed reasoning. The appeal centred on a very interesting legal question, namely the effect of a declaration that a statute is constitutionally invalid. The declaration of invalidity was made in CC on May 23rd. Worries about the effect of that declaration caused the political uproar that followed. The Court has now explained in full why it decided on June 2nd to order that Mr. A be re-arrested and returned to prison.

I haven't read them all yet. If you intend reading them, be warned - it'll be an hour and a half's work at least.


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