On Friday, the High Court in London will consider a legal battle between the UK Cabinet Office and the Covid inquiry regarding redacted documents, including Boris Johnson's WhatsApp messages. The inquiry's chair, Heather Hallett, and the government will debate whether such material may be relevant to the investigation. The outcome of the case will have significant implications for other evidence that Lady Hallett might request, including from serving ministers. Lord Justice Dingemans and Justice Garnham will preside over the two-day hearing. The government argued that it had the right to decide what was "unambiguously irrelevant," while Hallett said she had the right to request information officials deemed potentially relevant.
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