Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Starts Up Today

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UK) starts up today.

It will be an independent institution and take over the jurisdiction of Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, as well as the devolution jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

The intent of the new high court is to “provide greater clarity” in the UK’s “constitutional arrangements by further separating the judiciary from the legislature.”

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog.

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