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John Gardner: The Rule of Law

8 July 2010
The Rule of Law 
by Tom Bingham.
Allen Lane, 213 pp., £20, February 2010, 978 1 84614 090 7
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... that during the Blunkett years, and indeed throughout the age of New Labour, our judicial system was led by a lawyer as conscientious, as judicious, as acute and as lacking in self-importance as TomBingham, now Lord Bingham of Cornhill. Bingham’s early practice at the Bar was as generalist as could be, and, although his judicial career was at first dominated by commercial work, a recent ...

‘This in no wise omit’

Tom Bingham: Habeas Corpus

7 October 2010
Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire 
by Paul Halliday.
Harvard, 502 pp., £29.95, March 2010, 978 0 674 04901 7
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... Cherished for centuries as the great bulwark of British liberty, the remedy of habeas corpus has in recent years lost much of its practical importance. Experienced judges may retire without ever having granted the remedy, or being asked to do so. This is not because today’s judges are less protective of personal liberty than their forebears – perhaps the reverse is true. It is because the function ...

At the White House’s Whim

Tom Bingham: The Power of Pardon

26 March 2009
... The practice of recent American presidents, in absolving criminal defendants and suspects from the penal consequences of their offending and remitting sentences, has been viewed by many British and some American observers with a mixture of incredulity and bewilderment. One thinks, for example, of the pardon granted by President Ford to his predecessor in 1974: Now, therefore, I, Gerald R. Ford, President ...
5 February 2015
A Different Class of Murder: The Story of Lord Lucan 
by Laura Thompson.
Head of Zeus, 422 pp., £20, November 2014, 978 1 78185 536 2
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... the night of 7 November 1974, when Rivett was bludgeoned to death in the basement of the Lucans’ London house, 46 Lower Belgrave Street, the countess was violently assaulted and her husband, John Bingham, seventh earl of Lucan, disappeared, offer all things to all tastes. The story has the violent glamour of crime fiction with the additional thrill of reality, and the facts are just enough to make a ...
23 September 1993
Tiny Rowland: A Rebel Tycoon 
by Tom​ Bower.
Heinemann, 659 pp., £16.99, May 1993, 0 434 07339 3
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... before he and his company Lonrho were allowed to take over the Observer and Today newspapers, was once denounced by a Tory Prime Minister, Edward Heath, as ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’. Tom Bower has now written books about both men which prove both charges a hundred times over. Maxwell was so infuriated by Bower’s book that he spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to stop it ...


Tom​ Vanderbilt: The View from Above

31 March 2005
... a radar hand, you will see faint traces of geological features. You will see Palm Springs, an unreal checkerboard of green squares in a hostile landscape. You will see the etchings and whorls of the Bingham Copper Mine in Utah, the largest land excavation in the world. You will be able to date suburban subdivisions by how they are laid out. Even home becomes another country. The creators of New York ...

Terms of Art

Conor Gearty: Human Rights Law

11 March 2010
The Law of Human Rights 
by Richard Clayton and Hugh Tomlinson.
Oxford, 2443 pp., £295, March 2009, 978 0 19 926357 8
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Human Rights Law and Practice 
edited by Anthony Lester, David Pannick and Javan Herberg.
Lexis Nexis, 974 pp., £237, April 2009, 978 1 4057 3686 2
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Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom 
by Jack Beatson, Stephen Grosz, Tom​ Hickman, Rabinder Singh and Stephanie Palmer.
Sweet and Maxwell, 905 pp., £124, September 2008, 978 0 421 90250 3
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... of the thrust of the act would have turned the judges in the UK into activists on the North American model and it was soon seen off by Lord Steyn’s colleagues; the then senior law lord, Lord Bingham, indirectly castigated it in the course of one judgment as ‘judicial vandalism’. After a few false starts the courts eventually hit on a fairly effective approach which has now bedded down in the ...

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