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The Supreme Court will deliver its judgment in the latest independence case next week. The Scotland Act 1998 allows the Lord Advocate to “refer to the Supreme Court any devolution issue which is not the subject of proceedings” (para 34 of Schedule 6 SA).

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The Supreme Court will sit in Manchester next March, Lord Reed has announced. The sitting in Manchester will be the first time the court has ever sat outside one of the four UK capital cities. Three cases will be heard when the court, whose permanent home is in central London, sits at the Manchester

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Justices in the Supreme Court has been urged to throw out the case on whether Scotland can hold an independence referendum without Westminster's consent. Lawyers for the UK government said that Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC had given an answer on the competency of the bill, but that the Scottish gov

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The Supreme Court hearing on whether Scotland can call an independence referendum without the consent of the UK government begins today. The case deals with whether Holyrood has the necessary powers to call a referendum. Over the next two days a panel of judges will consider arguments before releasi

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An SNP politician has been rebuked over the tone of his remarks about the Supreme Court and the decision it reaches in the current referendum litigation. Michael Russell suggested that the court will “fail the people of Scotland” if it rules that Holyrood cannot hold its own independence

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The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the Scottish product liability action of Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Limited and Stryker UK Limited, unanimously dismissing the appeal brought by Mr Hastings. This maintains the finding of the lower courts that the appellant failed to prove that the

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The Supreme Court is due to hear the Lord Advocate's reference over the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill in October this year. The bill had been referred to the Supreme Court on the question of whether an advisory referendum on independence would relate to reserved matters.

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The text of the order refusing an application by the Advocate General for Scotland to limit the question before the Supreme Court in the independence litigation has been published. President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, stated in the order: "Since the issues of (a) whether the Court sh

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The Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Stewart of Dirleton QC, has lodged papers with the Supreme Court in relation to the Lord Advocate's referral of the Scottish government's draft Scottish Independence Referendum Bill. The UK government is expected to argue that the test for whether legislation

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The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in a challenge to the Rwanda asylum plan. The appellant originally applied to the High Court for permission to bring an application for judicial review of Home Secretary Priti Patel's decision that certain people who have made claims for asylum in t

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