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In Canada, how was it legal to pass the Constitution Act 1982 to require certain amendents by unanimity if not all provinces agreed to it?

In British legal doctrine, a majority vote in Parliament has no right to bind the future parliament and what it might do, and follows an obvious principle. If a prime minister enacted a bill that said ...
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Is a parliamentary act fundamentally a codification of principles which have been arrived at by the judicial evolution of the common law?

A recent answer states: What common law jurisdictions do is codify the common law on a given topic. That is, they write a big Bill that collects all of the disparate statutes and case law together ...
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What are (respectively) “Lords temporal and spiritual”? [closed]

In the opening clause of every parliamentary act seems to appear this phrase. What does each type of Lord refer to?
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How should the parenthesised components of statute names be pronounced?

For instance, consider the Housing (tenancy deposits) (prescribed information) order 2007 (Which reads quite naturally just strung sequentially together). Or the Torts (interference with goods) act ...
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How did the right for peers to be tried by peers end in 1948?

In another question's comments is claimed that the right for aristocratic peers to be tried by their own kind had ended in 1948. How and why did it end then?
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What determines whether or not legislation is re-printed (or digital equivalent) to integrate added or modified provisions?

Sometimes one finds a reference to section 8zb of a law, and proceeds to refer to the law on legislation.gov.uk, only to realise that there is apparently no section 8zb there. One then has to google ...
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