Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Summary of judgment made in Scotland’s highest civil court this morning in respect of Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament
Three judges of the Inner House at the Court of Session in Edinburgh have said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful.
Their decision overturns a previous rejection of an attempt to have the suspension declared unlawful.
Severin Carrell, in The Guardian, reports:
The British government will appeal against the Scottish appeal court’s decision, which also contradicts a decision in Johnson’s favour by senior English judges last week, at the supreme court.
The supreme court has already scheduled an emergency hearing on both the Scottish and English cases for 17 September, alongside a third challenge brought in the courts in Belfast.
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