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The High Court in London has dismissed this Friday the lawsuit filed by businesswoman Gina Miller against the exceptional suspension of parliamentary sessions given by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The judges have authorized however that the plaintiffs resort to the Supreme Court, the highest judicial instance of the United Kingdom, which will analyze the case on September 17.
At the end of the hearing, Miller has said that she is "disappointed" by the court's decision, although she has welcomed the possibility of appealing and insisted that "it is crucial that Parliament be open" at these critical moments for the country.
Together with former Conservative Prime Minister John Major, the activist alleges that the unusual suspension of Parliament between September 10 and October 14 decreed by Johnson is unconstitutional in its attempt to execute Brexit without opposition on the scheduled date of 31 October. The Superior's magistrates have indicated that next week they will specify the reasons for their refusal to accept the lawsuit.
This is not the only dispute raised in the United Kingdom against the controversial decision of the head of the Government, who came to office without going through the polls last July with the main objective of removing the country from the European Union (EU).
Last Wednesday, the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh (Scotland) concluded that the government decision complies with the law, although the deputies who promoted the demand there have announced that they will appeal the ruling.
Judge Raymond Doherty of the Scottish court explained in issuing his opinion that the Government's action "does not contravene the law" because the power to suspend the House of Commons "is a power reserved to the Executive."
A process is also underway in Northern Ireland, promoted by activist Raymond McCord, who questions the legality of the Parliament's closure as well as the possibility of a sudden departure from the European bloc on the 31st of next month.
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