Liberty, Security, and the Common Law


This conference explored the ways in which the common law has sought to protect liberty in the context of various challenges to it in the name of national security.


Conference Readings

Entick v. Carrington, Trials 1029 19 State (1765).

R v. Halliday, 260 AC (1917).

Council of Civil Service Unions v. Minister for the Civil Service, 374 1 AC (The GCHQ case 1985).

Bingham, Tom. The Rule of Law. London: Penguin Global, 2010.

Dicey, A. V. Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution [1885; 8th edition, 914]. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1982.

Parker, Henry. The Case of Ship-Money Briefly Discoursed. Edited by Joyce Lee Malcolm. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1640.