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Vanderbilt University Law School

Judicial review

1989

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The Northern Ireland Broadcasting Ban: Some Reflections On Judicial Review, Russell L. Weaver, Geoffrey Bennett Jan 1989

The Northern Ireland Broadcasting Ban: Some Reflections On Judicial Review, Russell L. Weaver, Geoffrey Bennett

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

This Essay initially examines the British government's ban on its broadcasting networks that restricts coverage of Northern Ireland organizations, and concludes by making some reflections on the system of judicial review in the United States. Professors Weaver and Bennett note that a comparable ban in the United States probably would be held unconstitutional. In Great Britain, however, the courts lack a similar power of judicial review, leaving the question of the Ban's legitimacy to the political process. While Great Britain enjoys a relatively free society, the authors conclude that government control over the British media poses troubling problems and suggests …