Danse Macabre (Cambridge University Press)

Desmond Manderson, Australian National University, is publishing Danse Macabre: Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming June 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. The visual arts offer refreshing and novel resources through which to understand the representation, power, ideology and critique of law. This vibrantly interdisciplinary book brings the burgeoning field to a new maturity through extended close readings of major works by artists from Pieter Bruegel and Gustav Klimt to Gordon Bennett and Rafael Cauduro. At each point,…

why the UK will need to hold EP elections if its membership of the EU is prolonged beyond the 22nd of May

EU Law Analysis: Of extension of UK membership and basic democratic principles: why the UK will need to hold EP elections if its membership of the EU is prolonged beyond the 22nd of May Of extension of UK membership and basic democratic principles: why the UK will need to hold EP elections if its membership of the EU is prolonged beyond the 22nd of May Professor Eleanor Spaventa, Bocconi University To say that the political situation is the UK regarding Brexit negotiations is volatile is an underestimation of reality; Mrs…

We need to talk about Article 50

EU Law Analysis: Extension and elections: We need to talk about Article 50 Extension and elections: We need to talk about Article 50 Professors Catherine Barnard and Steve Weatherill, Universities of Cambridge and Oxford respectively Its 261-word text is now infamous. It is brief, at times laconic, and leaves many things unsaid or uncertain. So, what does – and doesn’t – Article 50 permit? Let’s start with the easy stuff.  Article 50(3) says that the two-year period can be extended by the European Council acting by unanimity (all 27 EU…

EU Law Analysis: The second vote against the withdrawal agreement: what next?

Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex The second attempt to approve the withdrawal agreement has been defeated again in the House of Commons. What were the main legal issues in this second attempt – and what is the way forward, if any? MPs were asked to vote on five documents: a)      The Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed in November, which has not been changed (see my overview of the agreement here) b)      The non-binding Political Declaration on the future relationship with the EU, which has not been changed (see my detailed…

Legal Analysis of the Strasbourg Deal of March 11 2019

Professor Michael Dougan, University of Liverpool, 12 March 2019 Summary: The legal form of the “Instrument relating to the Withdrawal Agreement” and / or the “Joint Statement supplementing the Political Declaration” is of little importance.  The real question is whether the new measures make any meaningful changes to the withdrawal package which was politically endorsed in November 2018 and now awaits approval in the Commons.  The Instrument largely restates existing provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement without making any appreciable additions or changes.  In particular: the “backstop” is still capable of…

JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, December 2-4, 2019 (LLHAA)

Law & Humanities Blog: Call for Abstracts: JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, December 2-4, 2019 (LLHAA) skip to main | skip to sidebar Call for Abstracts: JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, December 2-4, 2019 (LLHAA) Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice, in partnership with the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA), is proud to convene and organise the 2019 LLHAA conference titled JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, which will be held at Southern Cross University Gold Coast Campus on 2-4 December 2019. The conference will explore…

Call For Proposals @popgoesthelegal @law_text

Law Text Culture: Call for Proposals for Volume 24 (2020), due May 1, 2019  The Editorial Board of Law Text Culture is seeking proposals for the 2020 edition of the Journal (Volume 24), due for publication in December 2020. Law Text Culture is a transcontinental, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which aims to produce fresh insights and knowledges about law and jurisprudence across three interconnected axes: Politics: engaging the relationship of force and resistance Aesthetics: eliciting the relationship of judgment and expression Ethics: exploring the relationship of self and other. The annual…

Abrams on References To Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I) @mobarnews

Douglas E. Abrams, University of Missouri School of Law, has published References to Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I) at 75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 25 (Jan.-Feb. 2019). Here is the abstract. Professor Abrams authors a column, Writing it Right, in the Journal of the Missouri Bar. In a variety of contexts, the column stresses the fundamentals of quality legal writing – conciseness, precision, simplicity, and clarity. Download the article from SSRN at the link. Source link

Pitfalls for employers: dismissals and TUPE transfers | Employment Law Blog

The recent Court of Appeal case of Hare Wines Ltd v Kaur is a reminder of the caution that should be exercised by employers when carrying out dismissals either before or after a TUPE transfer. In this case, an employer attempted to argue that the dismissal in question was carried out for “purely personal reasons” unrelated to the TUPE transfer, an argument which was dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Background The Claimant was employed as a cashier in H&W Wholesale Ltd (H&W), a wine wholesale business. When H&W began…

Bradley and Siegel on Madisonian Liquidation and the Originalism Debate @curtisabradley @NeilScottSiegel

Curtis Bradley and Neil Siegel, both of Duke University School of Law, have published Historical Gloss, Madisonian Liquidation, and the Originalism Debate as Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-15. Here is the abstract. The U.S. Constitution is old, relatively brief, and very difficult to amend. In its original form, the Constitution was primarily a framework for a new national government, and for 230 years the national government has operated under that framework even as conditions have changed in ways beyond the Founders’ conceivable imaginations. The…