Claire Sigsworth

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The U.K. Supreme Court (UKSC) today (Sept.24) ruled unanimously that the government’s decision to prorogue (suspend) Parliament from Sept. 9 to Oct. 14 was unlawful. This means that – as a legal matter – the suspension never took place. Speaker John Bercow has announced that House of Commons will reconvene tomorrow morning.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had maintained that the five-week suspension was a routine break between parliamentary sessions ahead of the launch of a new legislative program. The Supreme Court disagreed. It accepted the arguments of the legal challengers — including 78 parliamentarians — who denounced the move as a pretext obscuring Johnson’s true (and unlawful) motivation: to restrict Parliament from preventing a “no-deal” Brexit on Oct.…  Seguir leyendo »

The U.K. Supreme Court (UKSC) joined the Brexit drama this week, hearing a case involving the government’s decision to prorogue (suspend) Parliament from Sept. 9 to Oct. 14. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains that the five-week suspension is a routine break between parliamentary sessions ahead of the launch of a new legislative program.

The legal challengers — including 78 parliamentarians — denounced the move as a pretext obscuring Johnson’s true (and unlawful) motivation, to restrict Parliament from preventing a “no-deal” Brexit on Oct. 31. After three days of hearings, the UKSC’s ruling is expected early next week.

These appeals have drawn the courts into the intense conflict between the executive and legislature over control of when and how — and even whether — to implement the outcome of the 2016 vote for the U.K.…  Seguir leyendo »