Constitutional law

McHarg, Aileen (2017) Constitutional law. In: Studying EU Law in Scotland During and After Brexit. Scottish Universities' Legal Network on Europe, [Glasgow], pp. 24-27.

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    Abstract

    The impact of EU membership on the UK constitution has been profound. In the Miller (Article 50) case, the Supreme Court described the effect of the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) – the means by which EU membership was given effect within the UK – as being unprecedented in constitutional terms. Not only did it provide for a new source of law, and a new constitutional process for making law in the UK, it also fundamentally changed the UK’s system of government and the way in which we think about the location and exercise of public power.