So the UK supreme court has just ruled the prorogation of parliament to be unlawful. This court has only existed since 2009, taking on the role as the court of final appeal from the House of Lords.
Given that the Lords was prorogued during this case, what would have happened if this had happened before the founding of the Supreme Court in 2009? Ie, is the result we're seeing today partially thanks to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005?
I believe that the house, or specifically just the Law Lords, could have been recalled by the Lord Chancellor (worth remembering this is a Tory MP), or by a senior Law Lord. But I'm not sure. Is this the case? Would a recall have been at all likely?