CMIST Afternoon Seminar: Political patterns of decision-making on the UK Supreme Court
|Dates:||25 October 2016|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Chris Hanretty|
Abstract: The UK Supreme Court is seven years old this month. It has decided enough cases for academics and legal commentators to form views about the court and the judges who comprise it. Some of these commentators believe that judges on the court can be distinguished according to their political views, with some judges (Baroness Hale, Lord Kerr) more "liberal" than other judges (Lord Sumption). In this presentation, I test whether there is good evidence to support this view. I looked at disagreement both within and across cases. Within cases, I look at patterns of dissent. Across cases, I look at the rate at which judges find for the plaintiff in cases involving the government. I find that there is either no or very limited evidence for political decision-making.
All are welcome. No registration needed.
Tea/coffee from 3.50.
Dr Chris Hanretty
Role: Reader in Politics
Organisation: University of East Anglia
Travel and Contact Information
CMIST seminar room, 2.07
Humanities Bridgeford Street