July 31, 2009 is the last day that the law lords will work at the House of Lords. The new UK Supreme Court should be up and running soon in the fall. Curiously, with the end of the House of Lords’ judicial function, the U.S. Supreme Court is now one of the oldest unchanged courts of last resort.
Coverage of the end of the era for the Law Lords
From Law Lords to Supreme Court http://news.parliament.uk/2009/07/from-house-of-lords-to-supreme-court/
Farewell to the law lords http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6731018.ece?&EMC-Bltn=BGLA5B
House of Commons Report on Constitutional Reform & Renewal , July 2009 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmselect/cmjust/923/923.pdf
A Potted History of the Law Lords http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8176958.stm