Lady Hale, also known as Brenda Marjorie Hale, also known as the Baroness Hale of Richmond, is a British judge and the president of the UK’s Supreme Court. This morning, she ruled that Boris Johnson’s prorogation, or suspension, of parliament was unlawful.
My Daily Beast colleagues in London, Jamie Ross and Nico Hines, referred to the moment as “one of the most momentous legal verdicts in British history,” that might lead to Johnson earning the dubious distinction of “Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister.”
Lady Hale understood the situation required gravitas, and therefore the judge delivered her ruling wearing the only accessory appropriate: a knuckle-sized spider brooch.
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