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"This selection of lectures, essays and speeches by Lord Judge, nearly all written when he was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, brings together his analysis of a wide range of topics which underpin the administration of justice and the rule of law. Apart from a few personal reflections, the discussion ranges from the development of our constitutional arrangements to matters of continuing constitutional uncertainty, with observations about different aspects of the court process and the discharge of judicial responsibilities. Based on Lord Judge's experience in the law and deep interest in history, this selection offers sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes amusing, but always stimulating reading, and will provoke thoughtful reflection on and better understanding of the arrangements by which we are governed and the practical application of the rule of law."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Towards a constitution : Magna Carta, luck or judgement William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke 1361 and all that Authorised version of the Bible : "divine right" "No taxation without representation" : a British perspective on constitutional arrangements Continuing constitutional concerns : constitutional change unfinished business Sovereignty : a view from London Parliamentary self-government Henry VIII clauses Assisted suicide : moral and constitutional issues Liberties and rights : equality before the law Human rights: today and tomorrow The judiciary and the media Press regulation The Welsh language : some reflections Administration of justice : the art of advocacy Trial by jury Half a century of change : the evidence of child victims The evidence of child victims : the next stage Expert evidence and accreditation Miscarriages of justice The sentencing decision The judiciary : judicial independence and responsibilities Being a judge in 2013 Judicial studies : reflections on the past and thoughts for the future Judicial diversity Personal reflections : celebration of the diamond jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen Catastrophic spinal injuries History of the Middle Temple : introduction Future of the inn : the Middle Temple Why read law? Induction seminar : welcome Reginald Walter Michael Dias QC David Thomas QC Our independent judiciary.