This week, The Guardian published an open letter from high-profile individuals within the legal sector ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on triggering Article 50. The letter implores the Lord Chancellor to “vocally defend the independent judiciary”, highlighting that the judgment will be controversial no matter what the result. 

The lawyers rightly point out that the three arms of the State must remain impartial to enable them to keep each other in check. It will be interesting to see whether the judiciary comes under further fire when the judgment is announced.