Extinction Rebellion threatens judicial review of the police’s ban on their protest.
On Friday 20th September, thousands of Amazon employees (collectively “Amazon Employees for Climate Justice”) walked out of the company headquarters in Seattle. Other Amazon employees from offices in over 25 cities and 14 different countries also took part in the strike.
The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said France will block the development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe until the concerns over the risk to consumers and the government’s monetary sovereignty were addressed.
On 11 September 2019, the Scottish Court of Session ruled that the Prime Minister’s prorogation of Parliament for a period of 5 weeks between 9 September 2019 and 14 October 2019 was unlawful. The Government’s appeal against this decision was heard in the Supreme Court last week. At the same time, the Supreme Court also considered an appeal from a challenge made in the English High Court in which it was held the matter was non-justiciable. On 24 September 2019 the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the decision of the Scottish Court, rejected the decision of the English High Court and found the prorogation unlawful.
On Wednesday 18th September the Governor of California signed into law “Assembly Bill 5” (AB5) which provides a new test for worker classification. This means that many independent contractors will now be considered employees and will therefore be entitled to employee benefits such as sick pay, minimum wage, and holidays.
High Court judges have rejected Gina Miller’s case arguing that Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was “an unlawful abuse of power” but permitted an immediate appeal to the Supreme Court on 17th September due to the important points of law at stake.