law lord


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law lord

a colloquial name for a LORD OF APPEAL IN ORDINARY or other judge who sits on the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords.
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November 25: On his 83rd birthday, five Law Lords rule three-to-two judgement to overturn the High Court decision.
The law lord can see what the government is blind to - the inevitable explosion of anger in Asian communities from seeing friends and relations held for 90 days without explanation.
Then Josephine Quintavalle and her campaigning group, Comment on Reproductive Ethics, took the case to the Law Lords, claiming that the whole concept of designer babies was against the law.
The law lord added: "Rowland said that the next thing he could remember was anger.
The Lords fear replacing the Law Lords with a Supreme Court and setting up a Judicial Appointments Commission will weaken judges' independence from political pressure.
A BRITISH law lord last night accused America of a "monstrous failure of justice" over prisons at Guantanamo Bay.
Voting was 216 to183,majority 33,for senior law lord Lord Lloyd of Berwick's amendment at the end of a marathon full-day debate.
The third most senior law lord almost accused the US of torture, adding: "Rules do not prohibit force to coerce prisoners to confess.
The Government has appointed the first female Law Lord.
Law lord Lord Hutton is preparing an inquiry into the apparent suicide of Dr Kelly, whose body was found near his Oxfordshire home.
The consultation paper said conditions in the Palace of Westminster were so cramped that one Law Lord did not even have an office.
One of the UK's most distinguished legal minds, the former senior law lord was made a Knight of the Garter in 2005.