UK's Supreme Court set for highly-charged Brexit case

The High Court dramatically ruled last month that British Prime Minister Theresa May's government did not have the power to trigger Brexit without parliamentary approvalBritain’s Supreme Court will Monday begin hearing the government’s appeal against a ruling it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a constitutional showdown that has further inflamed political tensions. The High Court dramatically ruled last month that Prime Minister Theresa May’s government did not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty, the formal procedure for leaving the EU. The judgement prompted fury amongst Brexit supporters who fear that lawmakers, who are overwhelmingly in favour of staying in the EU, may seek to delay or soften Britain’s withdrawal.

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