Transcripts (perhaps draft) of the Article 50 ‘Brexit’ Appeal hearings at the Supreme Court

The court has simply applied ordinary principles of statutory interpretation. On the other hand, in Robinson and also I think in the Scottish case of Axa, the court had a more fundamental issue to deal with; obviously in Robinson whether or not the assembly could be established in accordance with the statutory timetable, and in Axa about the scope for judicial review of devolved legislation. The court did take a rather more -- generous is one way of putting it, but a different sort of approach, conscious of the fact that these were constitutional fundamentals of new institutions that it was having to decide.

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