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Supreme Court receives ‘application’ for its next president from some teddy bears

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They hope to replace Lord Neuberger on a job-sharing basis

Photo via isobelwilliams.blogspot.co.uk
Photo via isobelwilliams.blogspot.co.uk

Applications to replace Lord Neuberger as the next president of the Supreme Court opened yesterday, and we’ve already found our favourite candidate.

The court received a spoof application yesterday from “The bears of the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council”, a pair of cute teddy bears who hope to take up the post “on a job-sharing basis”.

In an application submitted to the Supreme Court by email, the bears — who are clearly computer savvy — state their appointments will be of benefit to the court because they “exist in multiples” and can therefore “be in more than one place at a time”. Sounds perfect.

However, the bears’ satirical presidency plea has made one vital clanger. In it, it says “we note that high judicial office is a requirement for the post”. This isn’t the case: the minimum criteria is 15 years’ legal experience. This means that, in theory, the likes of Amal Clooney and Joshua Rozenberg would be eligible to apply. We wonder what the selection panel will think of this mistake.

The application is the work of court artist Isobel Williams, who posted the tongue-in-cheek application on her blog alongside an adorable bear illustration (pictured above). While Williams isn’t hopeful her teddy bear justices will be next to grace the Supreme Court bench, it certainly made us chuckle.

Read the full blog post here.

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19 Comments

OK! Magazine rep

Nice one Katie, undoubtedly your finest article this week. Keep up the amazing work!

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Anonymous

You watch me bleed until I can’t breathe
I’m shaking falling onto my knees
And now that I’m without your kisses
I’ll be needing stitches
I’m tripping over myself
I’m aching begging you to come help
And now that I’m without your kisses
I’ll be needing stitches

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Anonymous

I hate to burst your bubble Katie but Amal Clooney is not eligible to apply. She hasn’t satisfied s.25 of the Act in that she was only called to the Bar of E&W in 2010.

Perhaps a little more research next time before running a story with her name in it.

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Katie King

Extract from the article:

“But, having qualified at the New York bar about 15 years ago, she may well be eligible for an appeal court stint come the swathe of retirements. She might need to gain some more United Kingdom-based experience first, but watch this space.”

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Anonymous

I doubt there is any need to “watch this space”. I think we all know she was shoe horned into the article due to your obsession with her rather than because of her merits as a candidate.

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Anonymous

From this article:
This means that, in theory, the likes of Amal Clooney and Joshua Rozenberg would be eligible to apply.

1. She’s not eligible to apply in theory or otherwise until 2025. Perhaps LC could have a countdown on the website.
2. By linking another article, it suggests that the link supports the point you are making when it clearly doesn’t.
3. If your best point is that Amal Clooney will one day be eligible then (a) so could anyone, one day and (b) your possibly a little obsessed with Amal Clooney.

Katie, you are writing to an audience some of whom are lawyers and will quickly pick up on a lack of research or contradictions. Stop obsessing about Amal Clooney and consider your accuracy.

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Anonymous

I think it’s pretty obvious the article was meant to be a jokey piece showing how IN THEORY some rather unworthy people could meet the minimum requirements. Obviously she has no “merits as a candidate”, neither does Barbara Hewson or the KWM partners

The article got picked up by the Evening Standard anyway so i doubt LC really give a shit about your comments

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Anonymous

Fact light ES diary page reprints factually inaccurate LC post.

In theory, I’ve clearly misjudged the situation.

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Travelling Gavel

Hi Alex

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Anonymous

Katie, this Clooney shtick is more tired than Tom’s girlfriend.

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Adam Deen

Tom has a girlfriend?? 🙁

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Fan Ov Tom

Marry me Tommmmmm

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Adam Deen

Shut up, I’m his number one fan.

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Anonymous

I nominate Katie King.

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Anonymous

Watch this space.

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Anonymous

she’ll be the next beyonce of the court room

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Dave Barrister

Normally I think two inanimate, stuffed objects would satusfy a job requiremnt quite sufficiently, oftentimes better than current officeholders *cough*Truss*cough.

On this occasion I also think the bears a little underqualified…

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Jeinsen lam

Pretty tired of anonymous posts slagging off KK every time she posts anything on this site. I find it really distasteful and quite cowardly. Im particularly concerned that kk’s gender plays a role in the vitriol.If you don’t like lc and kk why not go someplace else or at least have the courage not to post an anonymously.

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Jeinsen lam

Pretty tired of anonymous posts slagging off KK every time she posts anything on this site. I find it really distasteful and quite cowardly. Im particularly concerned that kk’s gender plays a role in the vitriol.If you don’t like lc and kk why not go someplace else or at least have the courage not to post anonymously.

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