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Lord President

HMA v David McFarlane

Friday, 13 September, 2019
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 September 2019, Lord Clark sentenced David McFarlane to three years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of perjury.

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Joanna Cherry QC MP and others for Judicial Review

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Court Opinion

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and 12 September until 14 October was unlawful because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.

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