A High Court judge refused officials’ request for a last-minute injunction to prevent the procedure from taking place, but the government was granted the right to seek a judicial review of the matter next month.
In her initial oath, Yau described the city as the “Hong Kong special administrative region of the People’s Re-f**k-ing of Chee-na,” and displayed a flag reading “Hong Kong is not China.”
Legislative Council President Andrew Leung had agreed to allow the lawmakers to retake their oaths, along with three others whose oaths were deemed to have been ineffective.
He joined the Youngspiration pair as a co-defendant in the judicial review case Tuesday.
Separation of powers
The move by the administration to seek to overrule the legislative body sparked shock among the city’s lawmakers.
He accused Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, of “not only abusing the judicial process but disrespecting the legislature.”
Hong Kong’s Department of Justice and Leung’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
CNN’s Vivian Kam contributed to this report.