UK lawsuit challenges British PM Theresa May on Brexit

October 12, 2016 4:31 PM

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UK lawsuit challenges British PM Theresa May on Brexit

LONDON — The case is considered the most important constitutional matter in a generation: can Prime Minister Theresa May start negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union without an act of Parliament?

Financial entrepreneur Gina Miller’s lawsuit against the government seeks to answer this as well as much bigger questions about where power lies in this nation’s democracy and whether rights can be revoked without a vote of lawmakers.

Also read: E.U. Leaders Talk Tough on ‘Brexit’ and Warn That Time Is Short

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