Boris Johnson’s Parliament Suspension Faces Multiple Legal Challenges

Legal battles over U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend Parliament are stacking up, with the first case filed by Brexit opponents to be heard in an Edinburgh courtroom.

Hours after the premier said he intends to suspend Parliament for almost five weeks ahead of Brexit, a group of more than 70 British lawmakers sought an urgent court hearing in Edinburgh. The lawsuit will ask a Scottish judge to interpret the U.K.’s famously unwritten constitution and the relationship between government and parliament.

“You’re inviting the court to develop ideas about the sovereignty and supremacy of parliament and to apply it to mean that Parliament must be able to sit for the next two months,” said George Peretz, a public law attorney, who regularly represents the government.

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