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And Pannick now in his stride
I will thread these comments now

For newer followers, Pannick is the Messi of constitutional law advocacy - in a league of his own

Nobody can put a constitutional case better
Pannick emphasises this as matter of principle - prorogation power could be abused by any PM, not just this one

Pannick also emphasising that the court's constitutional role and duty is to prevent such abuses of power

Remember - this is just *one* side of the case - and it is supposed to be persuasive

That is what barristers are for

But: there are good arguments on the other side too, and English judges may be as wary as their Scots counterparts at getting involved in political decisions
The @UKSupremeCourt appeal on this case (assuming there is one) will be televised, as with the last Miller challenge

@UKSupremeCourt Chief Justice Coke klaxon!

Case of Proclamations, 1610: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_of_P…

Coke's judgment here one of most important in constitutional history

(And it is pronounced Cuck, to annoy the Alt-Right)
@UKSupremeCourt Case of Proclamations is genuinely a fundamental case, in that it provides the first principles to apply where (a) there is no precedent *but* (b) a new abuse of prerogative power

@UKSupremeCourt De Keyser Klaxon!

1920 case on prerogative vs statute en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney-…

Another fundamental constitutional case

(And subject of only funny joke made in a courtroom in legal history)

@UKSupremeCourt Pannick, having set out the (old) applicable principles, now applies them to the modern context

@UKSupremeCourt <Alan Hansen voice/> Very impressive move </>

Lord Reed is now president of the Supreme Court and will no doubt chair the appeal bench - and Reed was not convinced by Pannick in last Miller case

Quoting Reed in support now is savvy

@UKSupremeCourt There will be some *very* interesting exchanges between Lord Reed and Lord Pannick is there is an appeal to the Supreme Court
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