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UK NewsCampaigners denied interim interdict in Parliament prorogation case

13:15  30 august  2019
13:15  30 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Judge to rule on legal challenge to stop parliamentary suspension

Judge to rule on legal challenge to stop parliamentary suspension The case was heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

The parliamentary session may also be prorogued before Parliament is dissolved. How is prorogation marked? Prorogation usually takes the form of an announcement, on behalf of the Queen, read in the House of Lords. As with the State Opening, it is made to both Houses and the

A Scottish judge has temporarily rejected calls to block Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament , in a blow to anti-Brexit campaigners . Doherty said: “I’m not satisfied that it has been demonstrated that there’s a need for an interim suspension or an interim interdict to be granted at

Opponents of Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament have been denied an interim interdict by a judge at Scotland’s highest civil court.

A cross-party group of MPs and peers filed a petition at the Court of Session in Edinburgh earlier this summer aiming to stop the Prime Minister being able to prorogue Parliament.

They called for an interim interdict until a final decision has been made on the case after Mr Johnson went ahead and announced that Parliament was being suspended for five weeks from September 10.

On Friday, judge Lord Doherty dismissed the action ahead of a full hearing scheduled for next week.

Government ‘abusively seeking to entrench its power by suspending Parliament’

Government ‘abusively seeking to entrench its power by suspending Parliament’ A judge will make a decision on Friday morning on a legal bid to stop Boris Johnson proroguing Parliament.

An interim ruling is expected in the Edinburgh case on Friday. Major protests were planned for The leaders of the six opposition parties in parliament condemned Johnson's "undemocratic" actions in In Scotland's highest civil court, 75 parliamentarians are seeking an interim interdict that would stop

Prorogation may refer to: Prorogatio, extension of a commander's imperium in ancient Rome. Prorogation in Australia, the end of a session in the Australian Parliament pursuant to section 5 of the Constitution of Australia.

He said: “I’m not satisfied that it has been demonstrated that there’s a need for an interim suspension or an interim interdict to be granted at this stage.”

He said a substantive hearing was already set to place on Friday September 6 “before the first possible date parliament could be prorogued”.

But he brought that hearing forward to Tuesday September 3 “in the interest of justice”.

Aiden O’Neill QC, representing those for the action, had argued for the substantive hearing to be moved forward.

He said: “There is an urgency to this – any delay is prejudicial – not just to the prejudice of the petitioners, but to the country as a whole.”

Lord Doherty said: “I’m going to move the substantive hearing forward to Tuesday.

“Weighing consideration in the balance, it’s in the interest of justice that it proceeds sooner rather than later.”

Three legal challenges and two exits as Rees-Mogg dismisses ‘phoney’ outrage

Three legal challenges and two exits as Rees-Mogg dismisses ‘phoney’ outrage Court bids have been launched in London, Belfast and Edinburgh amid the backlash to the decision to suspend Parliament.

MPs seek interdiction in Scotland and challenges also filed in Belfast and London.

- Court cases -. Gina Miller, a businesswoman and leading anti-Brexit campaigner , has applied for In Scotland's highest civil court, 75 parliamentarians are seeking an interim interdict that would stop Meanwhile, campaigner Raymond McCord launched a legal bid in Belfast to block Johnson's move

The decision came after the Queen approved Mr Johnson’s request for Parliament to be suspended for five weeks from September 10.

On Thursday, the judge heard arguments from a lawyer for the campaigners – led by SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC and Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson and aided by Jo Maugham of the Good Law Project – and from a legal representative for the UK Government.

Mr O’Neill QC urged the court to step in and stop the suspension of Parliament, arguing it would prevent an “abusive” and “unconstitutional” use of government powers.

However, Roddy Dunlop QC, representing the UK Government, called on the judge to reject the request, as the Queen has already prorogued Parliament and there is “no reason” to have an interim decision on such an important matter.

Responding to Lord Doherty’s decision on Friday, a government spokesperson said: “As we have set out, the government needs to bring forward a strong domestic legislative agenda and MPs are not prevented from scrutinising our withdrawal from the EU.

“We are glad the court found against the interdict – there was no good reason to seek one, given the full hearing is due to take place next week, and the process of bringing the session to an end will not start until the week commencing September 9.”

Boris Johnson 'agreed plan to suspend Parliament two weeks BEFORE Downing Street denied it was under consideration' according to bombshell Brexit court documents.
Boris Johnson agreed a plan in mid-August to suspend Parliament, two weeks before Downing Street denied the proposal was under consideration, explosive court documents suggest. A group of 75 MPs and peers has challenged Mr Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks in September and October in the Court of Session in Scotland. Documents disclosed as part of that case today appear to show that the Prime Minister and his most senior aides were discussing a plan to send MPs home almost three weeks ago.

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