Judiciary vs Government in the UK


Following the dismissal of secret terrorist trial which took place at the Old Bailey, the Lord Chief Justice has come out and attacked such trials. These trials were requested by the government and came into force in the 2013 Justice and Security Act. Yet, the Lord Chief Justice has now said, “We need to get the ground rules straight. We cannot have something like this, in my view, happen again.”

Such conflict is not new, but specific examples of it are required in these exam questions. Particularly important here however, is that while such conflict may exist, the judiciary has no power to change things, as sovereignty remains with Parliament (this is in stark contrast the US system).