The latest twist in a years-long political saga over Brexit, the British Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of Parliament was illegal. Johnson’s move attracted widespread criticism, including claims that he was tampering with a democracy bound by unwritten rules in order to force through his own plans for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. The court’s deliberations spanned three days and involved 11 judges.
What’s next? Described as “constitutional and political dynamite,” Tuesday’s decision means Parliament — which, legally speaking, was never suspended — could reconvene soon.