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Old 25th Sep 2019, 09:23
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Location: England
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The prorogation issue itself is a red herring here. This case has far wider constitutional implications.

With this judgment, the Supreme Court has dramatically widened the scope of judicial review with regard to the exercise of executive power. In the common law system, judges have always ‘made the law’ to an extent. However, this power has been tempered by the reluctance of the judiciary to interfere in matters it considered reserved to Parliament or the government.

This judgment blows that assumption out of the water, and with it centuries of constitutional convention. That is why I described it as a perverse decision, and why it is being described in legal circles as a constitutional outrage.
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