Tag: "supreme"

Johnson suspended parliament to stop MPs blocking his policies, supreme court told – video

Boris Johnson’s five-week prorogation of parliament prevented MPs from scrutinising the government for ‘no rational reason’, the supreme court has heard.Summing up the case against the government, Lord Pannick QC argued that the length of prorogation had been influenced by the prime minister’s desire to stop parliament obstructing his policies – amounting to an improper use of power

UK supreme court | Law

18 September 2019











The politics sketch


Legal defence of prorogation crashes, burns and then fades into silence

John Crace







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Published: 8:30 PM

Legal defence of prorogation crashes, burns and then fades into silence







Mother of parliaments shut by 'father of lies', supreme court told






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Mother of parliaments shut by 'father of lies', supreme court told







Politics live with Andrew Sparrow Brexit: 'Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies', QC tells court in jibe at Boris Johnson – as it happened






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Brexit: 'Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies', QC tells court in jibe at Boris Johnson – as it happened







Boris Johnson’s Brexit machinations and the UK’s constitutional law






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Published: 6:12 PM

Boris Johnson’s Brexit machinations and the UK’s constitutional law







Inappropriate for judges to intervene in prorogation, says government lawyer






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Inappropriate for judges to intervene in prorogation, says government lawyer







Brexit: government declines to rule out fresh prorogation if it loses case






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Brexit: government declines to rule out fresh prorogation if it loses case
















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Politics live with Andrew Sparrow Brexit: Supreme court hears claim Boris Johnson abused prorogation more than any PM for 50 years – as it happened



Supreme court hears claims the suspension of parliament was unlawful; plus Lib Dem conference concludes





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Brexit: Supreme court hears claim Boris Johnson abused prorogation more than any PM for 50 years – as it happened






















Supreme court grapples with dilemma of politics versus the law



Even the finest legal minds at times seemed baffled by ‘justiciability’ of prorogation





Published: 7:10 PM



Supreme court grapples with dilemma of politics versus the law







The politics sketch


Lord Pannick stays calm and Keen lacks interest at supreme court

John Crace




A bad day for nominative determinism at legal hearing over suspension of parliament





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Published: 6:56 PM

Lord Pannick stays calm and Keen lacks interest at supreme court






















Supreme court prorogation hearing: who are the judges?Eleven justices are tasked with deciding if PM acted lawfully in suspending parliament





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Supreme court prorogation hearing: who are the judges?

Georgia man fights for gay rights in U.S. Supreme Court 'Hotlanta' case

Soon after joining the Hotlanta league, Bostock said, he heard at least one senior staff member in his office make negative comments about his sexual orientation.But lawyers for the county said in court papers he was dismissed for “legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons” based on the audit.

House Democrats seek Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh's records

Officials at the Supreme Court were not immediately available for comment.Representative Doug Collins, the top Republican on Nadler’s committee, in a statement denounced the records request as “harassment” and accused Democrats of pursuing a “smear” campaign against a sitting Supreme Court justice.

Lord Reed to be next president of UK’s supreme court | Law

Photograph: Supreme court/PA



Lord Reed, a Scottish judge who has sat on the supreme court since 2012, will become the next president of the UK’s highest judicial body.Three other appointments to the supreme court were also confirmed: Lord Justice Hamblen, Lord Justice Leggatt and Prof Andrew Burrows.

Supreme Court to hear New Jersey 'Bridgegate' appeal

Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal concerning the criminal convictions of two former associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the so-called Bridgegate scandal that hindered his 2016 presidential candidacy.FILE PHOTO: Former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Bill Baroni is pictured as he leaves the court following his sentencing in Newark, New Jersey, U.

Supreme Court to hear U.S. Bancorp pension plan dispute

Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider reviving a class action lawsuit against U.Bancorp that accused it of mismanaging an employee pension plan in a manner that violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

U.S. Supreme Court declines Alabama bid to revive abortion restriction

The Alabama law was one of a growing number passed by Republican legislators at the state level imposing a variety of restrictions on abortion.A ruling by the conservative-majority Supreme Court upholding the Alabama measure could have chipped away at the Roe decision, which legalized abortion nationwide.

Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor retail regulations

Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a case concerning alcohol regulations enacted following the Prohibition era that Tennessee residency requirements for liquor retailers violate the U.REUTERS/ Martinne Geller/File PhotoThe 7-2 ruling held that Tennessee’s regulations unlawfully discriminated against out-of-state businesses in violation of the Constitution’s so-called Commerce Clause.

US supreme court blocks 2020 census citizenship question – for now | US news

The commerce department might have time to advance alternative reasoning for including the citizenship question on the census, resulting in its inclusion, analysts warned.In a 5-4 ruling authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said that it would not be unconstitutional for the Trump administration to include a citizenship question on the census.