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Steinfield and Keidan v Sos for international development (2018) - reviewing the legality of parliamentary legislature

- Used judicial review to put pressure on the government to allow heterosexual couples to have civil partnerships. May announced the governments support for this in Oct 2018.

2

What is judicial review?

- A review of the actions of ministers and other government officials to ensure that they conform to law
- Ultra vires is when a minister is acting beyond their powers.

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What is judicially neutrality?

- Judges should not be politically motivated or biased in anyway possible.

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What is judicial independence?

- The actions and decisions of judges should not be influenced by pressure from the executive and parliament