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UK supreme court | Law

18 September 2019











The politics sketch


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

John Crace







Published: 8:30 PM







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






Published: 6:44 PM



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






Published: 6:26 PM



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






Published: 6:12 PM







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






Published: 1:14 PM



Inappropriate for judges to intervene in prorogation, says government lawyer







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






Published: 7:18 AM



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
















17 September 2019
























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





Published: 7:13 PM



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





Published: 6:56 PM




















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





Published: 3:14 PM



Supreme court prorogation hearing: who are the judges?

Ex-soldiers suffered degrading racial abuse in army, tribunal finds | UK news

Judge rules MoD failed to prevent harassment against Nkululeko Zulu and Hani Gue















































Nkululeko Zulu, left, and Hani Gue outside the tribunal in central London.Nkululeko Zulu and Hani Gue took the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to a tribunal claiming it failed to take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination and harassment against them.

Home Office faces legal battle over Prevent reviewer | UK news

Human rights campaigners claim Lord Carlile’s appointment undermines review’s credibility















































Rights Watch (UK) says the Prevent review is in danger of becoming a ‘whitewash’ due to Lord Carlile’s appointment.Photograph: Sarah Lee/The Guardian



Human rights campaigners have threatened the Home Office with legal action over its appointment of Lord Carlile as the independent reviewer of its anti-radicalisation programme Prevent.

Boris Johnson faces third legal battle over prorogation | UK news

The case follows similar legal battles launched in Scotland and England by the SNP justice spokeswoman, Joanna Cherry, and the campaigner Gina Miller.The Northern Ireland case is being brought by Raymond McCord, a victims’ rights campaigner who has argued that no deal is a breach of the Good Friday agreement.

Judge rejected asylum seeker who did not have gay ‘demeanour’ | UK news

Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA



A UK immigration judge rejected the asylum claim of a man from a country where homosexuality is illegal in part because he did not have a gay “demeanour”, a lawyer has revealed.She said the judge was guilty of “a stereotype embedded in prejudice” and that such attitudes were not unique in the immigration courts.

Gay marriage cake: customer takes case to European court | UK news

Four years later the supreme court reversed earlier decisions at Belfast county court and court of appeal that Ashers had discriminated against Lee on the grounds of him being gay.The lawyers contend that no reasonable person would equate producing the cake for an individual private customer with the bakery supporting the pro-gay marriage message on it.

The brutality of deportations from the UK | Letters | Law

One man I know well was sent back with a broken rib from a previous removal attempt and injected with a drug to make him quiet on the plane.The latest disturbing account I received came from a Cameroonian man who lived with our family for many months but was sent back last year.

Home Office fees are trapping asylum seekers | Letters | UK news

The government is making a huge profit out of people seeking a place of safety, writes
Barbara Forbes














































The Home Office UK visas & immigration office at Lunar House in Croydon.Photograph: Mark Kerrison/Alamy



Your article about the iniquitous and exorbitant fees charged by the Home Office for renewal of leave to remain gives a clear account of the situation (Report, 31 July, theguardian.

Families of UK citizens held abroad call for consular protection | Politics

Spouses of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Matthew Hedges urge PM to create legal duty to protect Britons overseas















































Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband and daughter.Photograph: Free Nazanin Campaign/EPA



British citizens imprisoned abroad should have a legal right to consular protection, families of current and former detainees including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Matthew Hedges have said.

UK’s top judge calls for donations to legal support charity | Law

Photograph: Kevin Leighton



The UK’s most senior judge has appealed for people to give money to a charity whose volunteers support those who become embroiled in civil court cases but cannot afford a lawyer.“I know how intimidating the civil and family courts can be for people without legal knowledge or help,” Lady Hale, patron of the Personal Support Unit, told listeners.

Britain's youngest terrorist's identity to remain secret | UK news

Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images



The identity of Britain’s youngest terrorist, who plotted to murder police officers in Australia, will remain a secret for the rest of his life following a high court ruling.Now 18, he was jailed for life at Manchester crown court in October 2015 after he admitted inciting terrorism overseas.

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.

MPs call for 10-year limit on prosecution of soldiers | UK news

Select committee’s proposal aims to protect army personnel from facing reinvestigations















































The report also called for a presumption against prosecution for historical offences to be added to the Human Rights Act.Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images



A 10-year “qualified statute of limitations” should be introduced to protect veterans and serving armed forces personnel from reinvestigation for alleged crimes, MPs have said.

Police letting down older victims of crime, say inspectors | UK news

Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian



Older victims of crime are being let down by the police and the wider criminal justice system, according to the first inspection report on the age group.“Unfortunately, our inspection found that older people are often not treated according to their needs by the criminal justice system.

Police trials of facial recognition backed by home secretary | UK news

Sajid Javid supports use of technology despite concern from human rights groups















































Critics of facial recognition technology have described it as a ‘dangerously intrusive and discriminatory’.Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty



The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has thrown his support behind police trials of controversial facial recognition technology.

Tommy Robinson given nine-month jail sentence for contempt of court | UK news

Tommy Robinson has been given a nine-month prison sentence – of which he will serve about 10 weeks – after he was found guilty of contempt of court at an earlier hearing.The sentence was put into effect after Robinson was arrested for live streaming outside Leeds Crown Court during the course of another trial.