Scottish court rules that PM Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is lawful

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More than 75 lawmakers had legally challenged Johnson's right to suspend, or prorogue parliament, arguing it was illegal and unconstitutional because he was seeking to do so in order to force through a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 by limiting the opportunity for opponents to object.

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Published on September 4, 2019 -  00:55
Brexit: Judge rules Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament is lawful
A judge at the highest civil court in Scotland has found Boris Johnson's planned prorogation of Parliament is lawful. Legal action aimed at preventing the UK Government suspending Parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline of October 31 was considered at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Tuesday. It followed claims the Prime Minister wants to limit MPs' scrutiny and their attempts to stop a no-deal Brexit. Announcing his decision on Wednesday, Lord Doherty said choosing when to prorogue Parliament was for politicians and not the courts - but this will now be appealed against.

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