Tuesday, 24 September 2019

unlawful, void and to no effect

Having after three days of deliberation, coming to the legal consensus that prorogation was “justiciable” and subject to the court’s purview as a reserved (residual) power and not strictly a political matter—in which case, the court would have thrown out the case—the Supreme Court president Lady Hale returned the unanimous decision, aligning with other senior courts, that the suspension of Parliament was an abuse of executive power and therefore illegal, with implication that Johnson misled the Queen in seeking her permission. As court of last resort with no further possibility of appeal, its badge incorporates the Greek letter Omega (โ„ฆ) to signify this final authority. Suspended since the tenth of September, Parliament will reconvene beginning at noon tomorrow.