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Gordon Ross v Lord Advocate

Friday, 19 February, 2016
Court Opinions

The failure by the Lord Advocate to adopt and publish a policy identifying the facts and circumstances which he will take into account in deciding whether or not to authorise the prosecution in Scotland of a person who assists another to commit suicide does not breach human rights law, appeal judges have ruled.

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Timothy Morrison and others v Alistair Carmichael MP and Alistair Buchan

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015
Court Opinions

A petition challenging the election of Alistair Carmichael as Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland has been refused after judges ruled it had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt that he had committed an “illegal practice”.

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Advocate General for Scotland v Murray Group Holdings and others

Wednesday, 4 November, 2015
Court Opinions

A scheme involving payments to various trusts set up in respect of executives and footballers employed by the former Rangers Football Club amounted to “a mere redirection of emoluments or earnings” and was accordingly “subject to income tax”.

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Timothy Morrison and others v Alistair Carmichael MP and Alistair Buchan

Tuesday, 29 September, 2015
Court Opinions

The legislative provision which makes it an “illegal practice” to make or publish false statements about any candidate during an election campaign can apply to “self-talking” as well as attacking another candidate.

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The Christian Institute and Others v The Scottish Ministers

Thursday, 3 September, 2015
Court Opinions

A challenge to legislation which will see a “named person” assigned to every child in Scotland has been refused by appeal judges at the Inner House Court of Session.

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