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Question 1: The only further appeal from the House of Lords was to the European courts (the European Court of Justice or the European Court of Human Rights), and only then in matters concerning either European Community law or the ________.
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsEuropean Convention on Human RightsInternational human rights lawInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Question 2: ________'s Lord Peter Wimsey book, Clouds of Witness, depicts trial of a peer (Wimsey's brother) by the House of Lords.
J. R. R. TolkienDorothy L. SayersEnglandAgatha Christie

Question 3: The Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary received £185,705 as of 2009 (the ________ was the only judicial figure who received a higher salary).
Judicial Committee of the Privy CouncilJudges' CouncilLord Chief Justice of England and WalesCourts of England and Wales

Question 4: In civil cases, the House of Lords could hear appeals from the ________, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Court of Session.
High Court of JusticeCourt of Appeal of England and WalesLord Chief Justice of England and WalesMaster of the Rolls

Question 5: Before that date, however, the Liberal Government of ________ fell.
H. H. AsquithWilliam Ewart GladstoneBenjamin DisraeliDavid Lloyd George

Question 6: Leave to appeal is not a feature of the Scottish legal system and appeals proceeded when two ________ certified the appeal as suitable.
BarristerAdvocateLawyerUnited Kingdom

Question 7: The 'devolution issues' were transferred from the Privy Council to the ________; however, it continues to hear Commonwealth appeals.
Supreme Court of the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomLaw of the United KingdomConstitution of the United Kingdom

Question 8: The question then arose as to whether or not appeals could be taken from ________.
Scots lawLord President of the Court of SessionCourts of ScotlandProcurator Fiscal

Question 9: The position of the Lords Spiritual (the Archbishops and Bishops of the ________ with seats in the House), however, was unclear.
Archbishop of YorkBishop of LincolnArchbishop of CanterburyChurch of England

Question 10: In criminal cases, the House of Lords could hear appeals from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, the ________, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland and the Courts-Martial Appeal Court but did not hear appeals from the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland.
Judiciary of England and WalesHigh Court of JusticeJudges' CouncilCourts of England and Wales







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