The British Government's decision to replace its highest court, the House of Lords, with a new and independent Supreme Court marks a key step in the final separation of the UK's legislature and its judiciary. Zoe O'Sullivan reports
On 12 June, 2003, the Government announced its intention to create a new Supreme Court to replace the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords as the UK’s final court of appeal. In July, the newly created Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) published its consultation paper, Constitutional Reform: A Supreme Court for the UK, seeking views as to the form and responsibilities of the new Supreme Court.
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