17 septembrie 2019

UK Supreme Court weighs whether Boris Johnson broke the law in suspending Parliament

stripes.com

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused Tuesday of "unlawful abuse of power" in a high-profile court case about who runs the show in Britain: Parliament or the prime minister. The Supreme Court is hearing challenges to Johnson's contentious decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks — an unusually long break, coming just before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on Oct. 31. Petitioners accuse Johnson of trying to curtail scrutiny by lawmakers. A Scottish court agreed, [...]