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UK NewsScottish court rules Boris Johnson illegally suspended Parliament. U.K.'s top court will have the final say.

14:30  11 september  2019
14:30  11 september  2019 Source:   theweek.com

London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament before Brexit, but said it could be taken to the Supreme Court for an appeal, the BBC said. Johnson announced at the end of August that he would suspend parliament from mid-September to mid-October, just before Britain is due to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, so the government could announce a new legislative programme. That prompted campaigner Gina Miller, who defeated the government over another Brexit issue two years ago, to challenge the order.

Scottish judges deliver hammer blow to Boris Johnson by ruling Parliament was suspended ILLEGALLY 'The court will accordingly make an order declaring that the prime minister' s advice to HM the But ultimately, as has always been the case, it' s the final arbiter' s decision that matters.

Court of session in Edinburgh rejects attempt to prevent PM’ s prorogation of Commons.

Scottish court rules Boris Johnson illegally suspended Parliament. U.K.'s top court will have the final say. © Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images Boris Johnson

A Scottish appeals court, the Court of Sessions, ruled Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson violated Britain's constitution when he prorogued, or suspended, Parliament until Oct. 14. The three-judge panel, led by Lord Carloway, Scotland's senior-most judge, overturns a lower court ruling that courts can't interfere with political decision by the prime minister. But the appellate court did not immediately overturn Johnson's order, allowing the U.K. Supreme Court to make the final decision in an emergency session called for Sept. 17. It did, however, inject more chaos into an already madcap Brexit fight.

Boris Johnson's Prorogation Of Parliament Was 'Unlawful', Rule Scottish Judges

Boris Johnson's Prorogation Of Parliament Was 'Unlawful', Rule Scottish Judges Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was “unlawful”, judges at the appeal court in Edinburgh have ruled. The prime minister is now facing demands he recall the Commons. A group of around 70 parliamentarians had appealed against an earlier ruling by a judge at the court that Johnson’s suspension of parliament was lawful. SNP Joanna Cherry said the Commons must now be “recalled immediately”. Following today’s ruling, she said Johnson’s shutting down of parliament early was a “plot” to stop MPs blocking a no-deal Brexit. Labour MP David Lammy said: “Let’s unlock the doors tomorrow.

A judge at the highest court in Scotland has found Boris Johnson ' s planned prorogation of Parliament lawful. Legal action aimed at Legal action aimed at preventing the UK Government suspending Parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline of October 31 was considered at the Court of

Judge rules court can't review exercise of prerogative power to £prorogue. We thinks he' s erred in law on this point & others & will seek to appeal Jolyon Maugham QC, director of the Good Law Project, which also supported the challenge, said : "The idea that if the PM suspends Parliament the court

The Scottish judges, siding with 75 opposition members of Parliament and peers, ruled that Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament violated the constitution because it sought to quash debate in the run-up to the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to seal a divorce deal with the European Union. Parliament's suspension took effect early Tuesday, after lawmakers had passed a law requiring Johnson to seek an extension of the Oct. 31 deadline if no EU exit deal was in place. A court in England sided with Johnson, and the Supreme Court will weigh both rulings as well as a third case out of Northern Ireland.

"I have never been able to contemplate the possibility that the law could be that our sovereign Parliament might be treated as an inconvenience by the prime minister," said Jolyon Maugham, an attorney who filed the Scottish case. "I am pleased that Scotland's highest court agrees."

Hulk protester puts on show at supreme court ahead of Boris Johnson prorogation challenge.
A protester dressed as the Incredible Hulk has been "arrested" by another in a Robocop costume outside the Supreme Court, as judges began hearing appeals over Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd In front of signs protesting against the proroguing of Parliament in London, a Robocop impersonator was pictured placing handcuffs on the phoney Hulk - who was wearing a distinctive blond wig - in an apparent reference to Mr Johnson's recent superhero metaphor.

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