UK Supreme Courts hearing two appeals on suspension of Parliament

Experts are calling it “uncharted territory”

House of Commons, London. Picture date: Friday September 26, David Cameron told MPs "there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm's way to protect our country. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:21019423

Two Supreme Courts in the UK are currently hearing two appeals to determine whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted lawfully in suspending Parliament.

The government is appealing against the ruling that the Scottish Supreme Court issued last week, whilst entrepreneur and activist Gina Miller is appealing against the London’s High Court Judgement.

All 11 Supreme Court justices are hearing the appeals.

According to the BBC this is the second time that all the justices are sitting down together. The first happened when Miller successfully challenged whether the PM or Parliament should trigger Article 50 to start the process for leaving the EU.

The five-week suspension of Parliament began a week ago. MPs are not scheduled to return until the 14th of October. Opposition parties have called for Parliament to be recalled.