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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report – Days 3 and 4

This final report summarises the key developments in court on Wednesday and Thursday. The transcripts for both days are here and here. Lord Pannick QC finished his submissions on Wednesday morning, covering the legality of the use of prerogative powers … Continue reading

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Representing the People’s Challenge today…

The legal team has been working overnight on the submissions to be made to the Supreme Court today, so an update summarising yesterday’s and today’s hearing will follow tomorrow. Our lead QC,  Helen Mountfield will speak from 12.00 noon for … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 2

As the video and transcripts of the Supreme Court hearing’s second day demonstrate, a packed court room is no guarantee of rapt attention in a case that involves dozens of technical points and bundle references as well as the most … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 1

Yesterday was the first of four intense days of legal argument from the opposing legal teams in the Article 50 case. The hearing can be viewed on line and there has been insightful Twitter coverage from Jolyon Maugham QC, Schona … Continue reading

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Britain’s ‘unwritten constitution’ and its highest court are put to the test as Article 50 hearing begins.

The UK’s 11-Justice Supreme Court will hear the Government open its appeal today against the ruling that it cannot use the Royal Prerogative to take the UK out of the EU by triggering Article 50. If the ruling stands, the … Continue reading

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Watching the Supreme Court and thanks to all our backers and supporters

Next week we see the penultimate stage in this challenge we have mounted on whether the Government has the authority to use ancient Royal Prerogative rights to trigger Article 50 and take the UK out of the EU. The Supreme … Continue reading

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What those with power always want

Suppose the Government is right about the legal arguments it makes in support of its appeal. Then, unless there is some significant, but completely unforeseen, political development between now and 31 March 2017, a simple letter will be sent giving … Continue reading

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Others’ arguments, and from the Govt, a desperate move?

  We are delighted to confirm that, despite the tight court timetable and the increased number of represented parties now active in the case, the People’s Challenge lead QC, Helen Mountfield, is to be given 45 minutes of court time … Continue reading

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The People’s Challenge Written Case – fundamental citizenship rights protected by four hundred years of legal precedent

This morning, the People’s Challenge solicitors filed the 20 comb-bound copies of our Written Case required by the Supreme Court for next week’s hearing.The Case is herein electronic form, published first on Crowd Justice  and distributed to our supporters. The … Continue reading

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The devolution dimension, unpacking the Government’s appeal case and the new EEA challenge

The Government faced an interesting choice in the aftermath of the Divisional Court’s unanimous and powerful ruling that it had no Royal Prerogative power to invoke Article 50. Seeking a resolution or some other vote of both Houses would have … Continue reading

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