For many lawyers and commentators, its ruling was an assertion of judicial power that cannot be justified by constitutional law or principle.
Ministers should avoid sweeping changes and primary legislation, but there are a number of careful reforms to be made to address problems highlighted by Brexit.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
A number of important points about his view have been overlooked or misunderstood by some MPs and commentators.
The final paragraph of Cox’s advice notes that in some circumstances the UK could suspend or exit the backstop under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.