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Published by Hart Pub. in Oxford, Portland, Or .
Written in English



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Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesJudicial review & the constitution
Statementedited by Christopher Forsyth.
ContributionsForsyth, C. F., University of Cambridge. Centre for Public Law.
LC ClassificationsKD4902 .J83 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvii, 442 p. ;
Number of Pages442
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6843932M
ISBN 101841131059
LC Control Number00344661

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