Last December was a rare instance where the average Canadians’ attention was briefly captured by a matter of administrative law, thanks to Russian spies and Super Bowl ads. Two months earlier, Britons’ attention was also captured by a matter of administrative law, involving a challenge to the prorogation of parliament by the Queen at the request of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In that case, R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister,  UKSC 41, on judicial review the UK Supreme Court held that the prorogation had been unlawful.
The loss was significant for the ruling Conservatives. . . . [more]