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UK Supreme Court overturns suspension of Parliament – September 2019

Boris Johnson suspended Parliament in September 2019.
But the UK Supreme Court – all 11 judges – ruled it was unlawful and the action null and void.

Johnson was widely suspected of seeking to avoid Parliamentary scrutiny or questions by suspending Parliament on Sept. 10 2019 for five weeks – an action declared unlawful by Scotland’s highest court the next day and then subject to 3 days of hearings in the UK Supreme Court the following week. 

Johnson denied accusations he lied to the Queen to get the suspension.

Parliament suspended
Supreme Court says suspension unlawful 
Scotland court says suspension unlawful
Boris Johnson denies lying to Queen