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Supreme Court Rules Prorogation Unlawful

In a constitutional bombshell, Britain’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks was unlawful, and the prorogation itself is “null and of no effect.” The justices found that the Prime Minister’s advice … Continue reading

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The Future Of Prorogation

With all the controversy surrounding Boris Johnson’s extended prorogation, I’ve been asked if I think the practice of proroguing Parliament is likely to be abolished in the not-too-distant future. However, outright abolition seems unlikely. Until now, prorogation has been a … Continue reading

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Prorogation Gets Even Messier

Courts in England and Scotland have come to radically different conclusions on the legality of Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks. The Inner House of Scotland’s Court of Session overturned an earlier decision of the Outer House … Continue reading

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In Defense Of The Queen

Amid the fallout from Boris Johnson’s decision to seek a prorogation of Parliament next month, some have criticized the Queen for accepting Johnson’s advice. While this anger is understandable given the stakes, it’s ultimately misplaced. As I’ve said many times … Continue reading

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Parliament To Be Prorogued Next Month

After weeks of speculation, Boris Johnson has confirmed that Parliament will be prorogued shortly after MPs return from their summer recess. This is very grave news. It dramatically heightens the chances of a no-deal Brexit, and it also raises the … Continue reading

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Prorogation And Brexit

Dominic Raab, one of the candidates for Conservative leader, recently made headlines when he said he would be willing to prorogue Parliament to prevent MPs from blocking a no-deal Brexit. To say this has caused a stir would be an … Continue reading

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