Brexit: UK Supreme Court to rule on suspension of parliament
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Britain's highest court is set to determine whether Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament was unlawful. Critics have accused the prime minister of silencing debate in his attempts to push through Brexit.
The Supreme Court begins hearing whether the prorogation of Parliament is unlawful. It will take place over three days and it is unclear when a ruling will be made. 11 justices are sitting on a panel for the case, indicating the importance of this case.
Parliament has begun a five-day suspension, meaning the House of Commons and House of Lords will not sit. A new parliamentary session will begin on Monday when a Queen's Speech opens proceedings. This..