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'My talk is programmed as The View from the Court. Looking back, I can identify one area under continuing development: the relationship between the three pillars of state, legislature, executive and judicial. It is a truism that this varies not just with time, but also with legal culture. Countries with written constitutions and Marbury v Madison powers of interpretation have charted a different course, for different reasons, from our own. But we are not static. The growth of public law, the ECHR and EU law have all contributed to change domestic culture, and to push it in a more interventionist direction. That raises questions about the appropriate balance between the three pillars of state.'

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