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WorldChallenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court

12:10  19 september  2019
12:10  19 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Challenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court
Challenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court
Challenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court
Challenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court is set to finish hearing a case that will determine whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union.

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Judges at the country’s top court will hear Thursday from a lawyer for former Prime Minister John Major, who is among those challenging the decision by Johnson, one of his successors as Conservative leader. The government’s opponents claim Johnson sent lawmakers home until Oct.

The U . K .’s top court must decide whether Johnson acted illegally by sending lawmakers home just weeks before the country is due to leave the EU on Oct. If the court rules that the suspension was illegal, Johnson could be forced to call lawmakers back to Parliament immediately. It’s not clear what

Judges at the country's top court will hear Thursday from a lawyer for former Prime Minister John Major, who is among those challenging the decision by Johnson, one of his successors as Conservative leader.

The government's opponents claim Johnson sent lawmakers home until Oct. 14 to prevent them scrutinizing his plan to take Britain out of the EU at the end of next month, with or without a divorce deal.

The government says the suspension is routine and not motivated by Brexit, and argues that judges should not interfere in politics.

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