Law and religion round-up – 11th November

Brexit apart, hardly any home news to report this week…

Brexit and the Court of Session

In Wightman, Reclaiming Motion by Andy Wightman MSP and Others Against Secretary of State for Exiting The European Union [2018] ScotCS CSIH 62, the Inner House decided to refer to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling the question “whether, when and how the notification [under Article 50]…can unilaterally be revoked”. The case has been brought by a cross-party group of six Scottish MPs, MEPs and MSPs, along with Jolyon Maugham QC, Director of the Good Law Project, who helped arrange the case after a crowdfunding appeal. They want a definitive ruling from the CJEU on whether or not the UK can halt the Article 50 process without needing the approval of the 27 other EU member states. 
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