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The Supreme Court has only been open for two months but already it has found itself out of favour with public opinion, causing a controversy storm by ruling against the Office of Fair Trading on overdraft charges (25 November)
The law has not evolved to accommodate the whim of public opinion and that means sometimes those who enforce it are frowned upon by those who live by it.
This week, the Supreme Court has gathered to hear Brick Court’s Jonathan Sumption QC argue that to extradite businessman Ian Norris to the US would be an infringement of his human rights (27 November).
The case could have ramifications for the emotionally charged furore surrounding the extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon to the US (27 November)
Such is its importance and the extent of the trial’s wider implications that nine Supreme Court justices will decide Norris’ fate (see blog)
The outcome will no doubt spark some controversy. It is good to know that the Supreme Court is not afraid to stand up for the law.