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Friday, January 28, 2011

UK High Court upheld hunting ban, Parliament Act

On January 28, 2005, the UK High Court upheld a law banning the use of hunting with dogs in England and Wales. Challenging the law, the Countryside Alliance had argued that the 1949 Parliament Act, which amended a 1911 version of the statute and permitted the hunting law to be passed, was itself invalid. The act permits the House of Commons to overrule the House of Lords and essentially force legislation to become law over its objection. A contrary ruling would have called into question several other controversial laws enacted under the authority of the 1949 act.


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