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UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

/ 05:55 PM September 11, 2019
UK court rules Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Pimlico Primary school in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to meet staff and students. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

LONDON — A Scottish court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the U.K. Parliament was unlawful, but did not order the suspension overturned.

Judges said Britain’s Supreme Court must make the final decision.

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A group of lawmakers is challenging the government’s decision to prorogue or suspend Parliament for five weeks until October 14 – just over two weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union.

They argued Johnson is trying to evade democratic scrutiny.

Last week a court in Edinburgh rejected the challenge, but that was overturned Wednesday on appeal. /kga

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