Brexit Highlights 23 – 29 September 2019

– The Supreme Court ruled that the prorogation of parliament was unlawful. The summary of the case can be found here and the full text here.

– The Department of Health and Social Care updated its guidance – Safety of food and animal feed if there’s a no-deal Brexit

– The Office for Product Safety and Standards updated its guidance – UK product safety and metrology changes in a no-deal Brexit

– The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency produced and updated its guidance – Exporting active substance manufactured in the UK in a no-deal Brexit; Exceptions and modifications to the EU guidance on good pharmacovigilance practices that will apply in a no-deal Brexit

– The Intellectual Property Office, Department for Exiting the European Union, and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy updated their guidance – Changes to SPC and patent law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement

– The House of Commons Library produced new research briefings and blog posts – Decision of the Supreme Court on the Prorogation of Parliament; Brexit and Pet Travel; Brexit reading list: no deal; Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union; Brexit questions in national and EU courts; Brexit: devolved legislature business

– The House of Lords Library produced a new research briefing – UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union

– A new post was published on the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre blog – Parliament has not been prorogued – the Supreme Court judgment

– The National Assembly for Wales Research Service published a new post on their blog – Supreme Court prorogation ruling and what it means for Wales

– A new study commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs was made available online – The impact of the UK’s withdrawal on the institutional set-up and political dynamics within the EU

– A new article was published on the Monckton Brexit blog – Supreme Court: prorogation unlawful

– A new post was published on the Free Movement blog –  Briefing: the status of EU immigration and asylum law after Brexit

– A new post was published on the Norton Rose Fulbright Inside Brexit blog – The Supreme Court rules on prorogation

– New articles were published on the Public Law for Everyone blog – The Supreme Court’s judgment in Cherry/Miller (No 2): A new approach to constitutional adjudication?; 1,000 words / The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Cherry/Miller (No 2)

– A new post was published on the UCL Brexit blog – What’s next for Brexit: views from Europe

– New articles were published on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – Let’s not divide the Supreme Court into Leavers and Remainers: the need for a better understanding of our judiciary has never been greater

– The Institute of International and European Affairs published a new article – The UK Supreme court ruling: what does it mean for Brexit?

– New articles were published on the Centre on Constitutional Change blog – It was an alibi, not a justification; A Constitutional Court?;  The defence of parliamentary democracy; Assessing the decision

– A new article was posted on the Constitution Unit (UCL) blog – The Supreme Court ruling in Cherry/Miller (No.2), and the power of parliament

– New articles were published on the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law website – Let’s not divide the Supreme Court into Leavers and Remainers: the need for a better understanding of our judiciary has never been greater; Our democracy will be enhanced by the Supreme Court’s prorogation ruling; The Benn-Burt Extension Act: A roadblock to a No-deal Brexit?

– New articles were published on the EU Law Analysis blog – The Justices of the UK Supreme Court: The Enemies of Anti-democratic Demagogues; Self-employed new mothers and EU free movement law: the CJEU delivers the obvious conclusion

– New articles were published on the UK in a Changing Europe website – The Supreme Court ruling in Cherry/Miller (No.2) and the power of parliament; Supreme Court case: not the best way to go about things; Boris Johnson can no longer legally or politically shut MPs out of the Brexit process; The Supreme Court has given parliament real teeth, but its verdict does not mean the end of Brexit; The Supreme Court ruling: the defence of parliamentary democracy

– New articles were published on the UK Human Rights blog – A Rogue Prorogation?; Supreme Court rules unanimously that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful; The Round-Up: Prorogation Declared ‘Unlawful’

– New posts were published on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog – Alex Green: Our Constitution, Accountability and the Limits of the Power to Prorogue; Sam Fowles: Cherry/Miller: What’s Next?;  Jack Simson Caird: The Supreme Court and Parliament: The Constitutional Status of Checks and Balances; Simon Lee: The Supremes’ Seventh: Dominant or Diminished?; Danny Nicol: Supreme Court Against the People

NEW ARTICLES IN THE LIBRARY

– New Brexit-related articles were published in the New Law Journal; Public Law:

  • Michael Zander QC, ‘Acting up: will the government abide by the law? Michael Zander QC traces the Benn Bill’s speedy progress to the statute book’ (20 September 2019) 169 (7856) NLJ 9–10.
  • Joelle Grogan, ‘Rights and remedies at risk: implications of the Brexit process on the future of rights in the UK’ [October 2019] Public Law 683–702.
  • Adam Webster, ‘Referendums in the UK and plebiscites in Australia: when to seek the views of the people?’ [October 2019] Public Law 746–762.

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