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Constitutions Compared UK vs. US constitutions W (federal) W ‘entrenched’ W (exec-leg balance United States U (unitary) U (common law only) U (exec- centred) United Kingdom Federal / unitary Rights Executive / legislature Constitution Relationship Who has power? W =  written const ; Separation of powers  diffuses power U =  unwritten const ; Parl. Supremacy  concentrates power  in exec/leg (esp. former)
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Slide 2 3 kinds of law: [a] Written constitutional law [US only] [original doc + amendments] [b] Statute law [c] Common law UK legislature is supreme, but not US [a] trumps [b]
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Unformatted text preview: [b] trumps [c] [c] embellishes [a] in US [c] embellishes [b] I ncludes common law rights Slide 3 Canadian const. in US/UK comparison W (federal) U (common law only) U (exec-centred) Canada, to 1982 W (federal) W entrenched W (exec-leg balance United States W (federal) W Mostly entrenched U (exec-centred) Canada, since 1982 U (unitary) U (common law only) U (exec-centred) United Kingdom Federal / unitary Rights Executive / legislature Constitution Relationship Use key from previous chart W = judicial enforcement, subject to amendment...
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