U.K. Seeks Supreme Court Appeal in Article 50 Brexit Case

(Bloomberg) -- The British government asked the country’s Supreme Court for permission to challenge the referral of a case on the reversibility of the Brexit process to the EU’s top tribunal.

The U.K. wants to challenge a Scottish court’s decision to refer the case to the EU Court of Justice, which has already scheduled a hearing for Nov. 27 under an urgent, fast-track procedure. The Supreme Court on Monday said in an email that it “will decide whether to grant permission to appeal or not in due course,” without being able to give a timeframe.

“But the Supreme Court is of course aware of the urgency of this matter,” its press office said in the email.

  • Britain scheduled to leave EU next March 29
  • Scottish judges referred case to EU in September
  • NOTE: Barnier Sees Outline of Deal, But It’s Not Done: Brexit Update

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