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Legislative language and judicial politics: The effects of changing parliamentary language on UK immigration disputes

Abstract:

Why does the British government increasingly lose immigration cases in court? More broadly, what can explain the changing behaviour of appeal court judges? It is because government powers to manage immigration, delegated by Parliament, are increasingly couched in indeterminate language. Indeterminacy in legislation not only allows for executive discretion but also encourages litigation. Parliament has therefore provided the cause of action, and judges are not being ‘activist’. This argument r...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1369148117705272

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Wadham College
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Politics and International Relations Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
592-608
Publication date:
2017-05-11
Acceptance date:
2017-03-28
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EISSN:
1467-856X
ISSN:
1369-1481
Pubs id:
pubs:687656
URN:
uri:b5143953-1fd1-4f0d-b8d4-86f6275e696d
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uuid:b5143953-1fd1-4f0d-b8d4-86f6275e696d
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pubs:687656

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