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Cambridge Uni law student shares his geeky — but ‘mostly useless’ — Supreme Court facts

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Series of tweets to mark top court’s tenth birthday

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One Cambridge law student has shared a series of nerdy facts about the Supreme Court to mark its tenth anniversary yesterday.

Lewis Graham, a doctorate student at the University of Cambridge, commemorated the occasion in 18 “mostly useless” Twitter posts. Graham, whose research focuses on the interplay between judges, courts and politics (i.e. we can probably take his word for it) described top court trivia in its first decade of action. Here are some snippets:

A Supreme Court in unanimity (for the most part)

Look how far we’ve come

Three is not a crowd

A judgement on the court’s productivity levels

Paragraph production

Those lengthy judgments…

A heads-up for law students contemplating their reading

Our leading lady

Who’s the court’s most frequent dissenter?

The UK’s highest court in the land (previously the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords) was formally established on 1 October 2009, which also marks the start of the new legal year.

It has been a year of celebration at the Supreme Court. In February, royal couple Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, popped in for a visit, and in July, current president Lady Hale, along with some of her former predecessors, celebrated ten years with an official portrait launch. The Supreme Court will be releasing a commemorative lecture series next month.

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