*Re the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill - Reference by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland (Scotland)

Scotland – 'Brexit'. The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, as a whole, would not be outside the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament because it did not relate to reserved matters, within the meaning of s 29(2)(b) of the Scotland Act 1998. The Supreme Court so ruled, among other things, in a reference by the applicant Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland as to whether the Scottish Parliament had the power to legislate for the continuity of laws relating to devolved matters in Scotland which were presently the subject of EU law, but which would cease to have effect after the UK had withdrawn from the EU.

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