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Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Was Unlawful, UK Court Rules

The Supreme Court in the UK has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful.

The prime minister advised the Queen on August 28 to prorogue parliament for five weeks, and it was suspended on September 9 until October 14.

Johnson said the five-week suspension is to allow the government to set out a new legislative agenda in a Queen's Speech when MPs return to parliament.

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But those who brought legal challenges argue the prorogation is designed to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of the UK's impending exit from the EU on October 31.

Johnson is currently in New York attending the United Nations Climate Summit.