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'Greatest Constitutional Challenge' : UK Supreme Court To Decide If Suspension Of Parliament By Boris Johnson Is Lawful

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
17 Sep 2019 6:27 AM GMT

The official twitter handle of the UK Supreme Court has announced that the proceedings will be live-streamed.

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The Supreme Court of United Kingdom will hear from September 17 to 19 the cases concerning the legality of suspension of British Parliament ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the Brexit deal talks

In what is termed as the "greatest constitutional challenge yet" by some, the highest court of UK will hear appeals questioning the verdicts of apex courts of England and Scotland.

Last week, Scotland's highest court- the Court of Sessions- had ruled that the suspension of Parliament by Boris Johnson was unlawful, by allowing appeals filed by a group of 70 Parliamentarians.

However, the High Court of London - the apex court of England - had refused to review the prorogation of Parliament, by dismissing a challenge brought up by entrepreneur and anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller.

The politically charged case with wide ramifications will be heard by a 11 judges bench of the Supreme Court. The official twitter handle of the UK Supreme Court has announced that the proceedings will be live-streamed.


The PM had said he needed to prorogue Parliament in order to bring forward a new legislative program. This decision was widely criticized as audacious move to reduce the amount of time available to the opposition to block a no-deal Brexit.

The Scotland Court held that the advice given by the Government to Her Majesty, The Queen, to prorogue Parliament from 9th September to 14th October was unlawful.

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