UK High Court to rule on suit challenging Brexit

The case, set for a ruling on Thursday, is considered the most important constitutional matter in a generation.

By: AP | Published:November 3, 2016 4:00 pm
Brexit, Britain, European Union, Brexit court ruling, Brexit court hearing, Brexit Britain Prime Minister Theresa May (Left) with former British OM David Cameron.

Britain’s High Court is set to rule on whether the government can trigger the U.K.’s exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament. The case, set for a ruling on Thursday, is considered the most important constitutional matter in a generation.

It centers on whether Prime Minister Theresa May can start negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU without a vote in the House of Commons. At the core of the matter is the balance of power between Parliament and the government. Regardless of the victor, the case will likely be immediately appealed to the Supreme Court. May has said she will invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty – triggering two years of official exit talks – by March 31.