(374)  SLOPPING OUT, JUDICIAL IMPARTIALITY AND ECHR (2)

SLOPPING OUT, JUDICIAL IMPARTIALITY AND ECHR (2)

On 15 July 2004 the House of Lords upheld the decision of the Second Division in Davidson v Scottish Ministers 2003 SC 103 (see No 195 for the background, and Times Law Reports 16 July 2003).  Lord Bingham stressed that nothing in this decision should be understood to suggest that former Lord Advocates should, because of their previous involvement in the preparation and promotion of legislation, be ineligible to become judges or to hear a wide range of cases.

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