Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Victory in the Supreme Court – and what’s next for Parliament and the People’s Challenge

As has already been widely reported, today an 8-3 majority of the Supreme Court upheld the Divisional Court decision, ruling. They stated: “We cannot accept that a major change to UK constitutional arrangements can be achieved by a ministers alone; … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s ‘decisive restoration of parliamentary sovereignty’ welcomed by People’s Challenge

Crowdfunded campaign group ‘the People’s Challenge’ welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision that ‘regal’ prerogative powers could not be used by the Government to exit the EU and that only an Act of Parliament would be sufficient. The judgment means that … Continue reading

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Article 50 ruling to be handed down on 24 January

The UK’s Supreme Court is to give its judgment in the ‘Brexit’ legal challenge at 9.30 AM on Tuesday 24 January. The 11-Justice Court will decide whether to reject or allow the Government’s appeal against the ruling that it cannot … Continue reading

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Supreme Court announcement any day now

Rumour and speculation abound regarding the Supreme Court judgement later this month. Apparently the Govt. has asked for and been refused advanced sight of the decision The reason, apparently, was so that it could put contingencies in place. This does … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report – Days 3 and 4

This final report summarises the key developments in court on Wednesday and Thursday. The transcripts for both days are here and here. Lord Pannick QC finished his submissions on Wednesday morning, covering the legality of the use of prerogative powers … Continue reading

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Representing the People’s Challenge today…

The legal team has been working overnight on the submissions to be made to the Supreme Court today, so an update summarising yesterday’s and today’s hearing will follow tomorrow. Our lead QC,  Helen Mountfield will speak from 12.00 noon for … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 2

As the video and transcripts of the Supreme Court hearing’s second day demonstrate, a packed court room is no guarantee of rapt attention in a case that involves dozens of technical points and bundle references as well as the most … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 1

Yesterday was the first of four intense days of legal argument from the opposing legal teams in the Article 50 case. The hearing can be viewed on line and there has been insightful Twitter coverage from Jolyon Maugham QC, Schona … Continue reading

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Britain’s ‘unwritten constitution’ and its highest court are put to the test as Article 50 hearing begins.

The UK’s 11-Justice Supreme Court will hear the Government open its appeal today against the ruling that it cannot use the Royal Prerogative to take the UK out of the EU by triggering Article 50. If the ruling stands, the … Continue reading

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Watching the Supreme Court and thanks to all our backers and supporters

Next week we see the penultimate stage in this challenge we have mounted on whether the Government has the authority to use ancient Royal Prerogative rights to trigger Article 50 and take the UK out of the EU. The Supreme … Continue reading

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