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This morning the UK High Court of Justice ("EWHC") ruled that the executive branch of the government cannot proceed with Brexit until there's a vote in Parliament. The EHWC is the first of three levels of "federal" courts in the UK, one step up being Court of Appeals and the top step being SCOTUK.
In the EHWC's interpretation of the UK Constitution, the Parliament is the highest authority in the land for these types of decisions. The Parliament must have the power to vote on such an important decision. No referendum, nor "executive branch" action, shall overrule.
That contradicts the arguments made by the pro-Brexit camp, which argued that the referendum indicates support amongst the electorate and consent for the PM and her Cabinet to execute Brexit on its own accord.
There are two levels of appeal to go, so anything could happen, but this is one step down the path of perhaps overturning Brexit.
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