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.
|Title of host publication||Studying EU Law in Scotland During and After Brexit|
|Editors||Nicole Busby, Rebecca Zahn|
|Place of Publication||[Glasgow]|
|Publisher||Scottish Universities' Legal Network on Europe|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Oct 2017|
- constitutional law