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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:18 AM

Scottish judges rule Boris Johnson's prorogation unlawful [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Scottish appeal court judges have declared that Boris Johnsonís decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful.

The three judges, chaired by Lord Carloway, Scotlandís most senior judge, overturned an earlier ruling that the courts did not have the powers to interfere in the prime ministerís political decision to prorogue parliament.

Lawyers acting for 75 opposition MPs and peers argued Johnsonís decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was illegal and in breach of the constitution, as it was designed to stifle parliamentary debate and action on Brexit.

The British government will appeal against the Scottish appeal courtís decision, which also contradicts a decision in Johnsonís favour by senior English judges last week, at the supreme court.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/11/scottish-judges-rule-boris-johnsons-prorogation-unlawful



This really is a constitutional crisis and this ruling on one hand, is excellent, but further complicates an already messy situation. I think even if the Supreme Court rules the porogation illegal next week the Boris Administration will refuse to comply...

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