Do Constitutional Conventions Bind

  title={Do Constitutional Conventions Bind},
  author={Joseph Jaconelli},
  journal={Cambridge Law Journal},
  • Joseph Jaconelli
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Cambridge Law Journal
  • C ONSTITUTIONAL conventions are to be found in political and legal systems of very different types. Not surprisingly, they exist in considerable abundance in those systems—the prime example is the United Kingdom—the affairs of which are ordered by an unwritten constitution. Familiar instances of constitutional conventions in British government include the following: that the Monarch is required to appoint as Prime Minister the person best placed to command a majority in the House of Commons… CONTINUE READING