- top court
- 最高裁判所 (Supreme Court) のこと
- （ここでは）閉会（後出 suspend はここでは閉会する）
- 違法の（後出 unlawful も同意）
- 英国のＥＵ離脱のこと（後出 departure はここでは離脱）
- void and of no effect
- in violation of ～
- 憲法上の（後出 written constitution は成文憲法）
Top UK court rules suspension of Parliament was illegal
LONDON (AP) — Britain's top court ruled on Sept. 24 that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline was illegal.
The unanimous Supreme Court ruling declared the order to suspend Parliament for five weeks until Oct. 14 "void and of no effect." The court found that Johnson's suspension had the effect of limiting debate by lawmakers on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (EU) in violation of Parliament's constitutional role.
Supreme Court President Brenda Hale said the suspension "was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification."
The court also established that Johnson had involved Queen Elizabeth II by giving her improper advice when he sought her permission to suspend Parliament.
The landmark decision was criticized by Johnson and prompted calls for him to quit from opposition leaders.
In this nation without a written constitution, the case marked a rare confrontation between the prime minister, the courts and Parliament over their rights and responsibilities.