Professor Martin Loughlin on the inadequacy of the Supreme Court prorogation judgment

16 October 2019


The UK Constitutional Council’s ruling on appeal from the judgment of the Supreme Court

In this new paper for Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, Professor Martin Loughlin outlines the failings he perceives in the Supreme Court’s recent prorogation judgment. The paper is framed as the judgment on appeal by an imaginary higher court, the UK Constitutional Council, which helps to isolate and highlight the Supreme Court’s missteps, central amongst which is its inattention the significance of the Crown in our constitutional scheme and its history. The paper opens with an introduction summarising where and why the Supreme Court went wrong.

click here to read The Case of Prorogation in full