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Factbox: UK government ensnared in court battles over suspending parliament

Reuters Wednesday, 11 September 2019 ()
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for more than a month before Brexit was ruled unlawful by Scotland's highest court of appeal on Wednesday, one of three legal challenges facing the British prime minister.
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News video: PM’s suspension of Parliament ruled ‘improper’ and ‘unlawful’ by Scottish court

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Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament has been ruled “improper” and “unlawful” by three senior Scottish judges, who concluded it had been done with “the purpose of stymying Parliament”. The judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh said the prorogation was therefore “null...

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