- Title: Legal battle over Brexit continues at Supreme Court
- Date: 7th December 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) SUPREME COURT BUILDING UNION JACK AND SUPREME COURT FLAGS OVER COURT COURT ENTRANCE LEAD CHALLENGER AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT, GINA MILLER, ARRIVING AT COURT (SURROUNDED BY PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS) POLICE OFFICER STANDING AT ENTRANCE MILLER POSING FOR PHOTOS AT ENTRANCE TO COURT VARIOUS PEOPLE WAITING TO ENTER COURT PEOPLE ENTERING COURT ORNATE STONEWORK ABOVE ENTRANCE TO COURT ENTRANCE TO COURT UNION JACK AND SUPREME COURT FLAGS FLYING STREET SIGN FOR 'PARLIAMENT SQUARE' BIG BEN SEEN ACROSS FROM SUPREME COURT IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE BIG BEN HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT CLOSE OF BIG BEN
- Embargoed: 22nd December 2016 11:09
- Keywords: Article 50 Brexit Supreme Court Gina Miller David Pannick
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / PARIS, FRANCE
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: United Kingdom
- Reuters ID: LVA0015BVXAVB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The lawyer for the lead challenger to British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans continued his case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday (December 7).
Lead claimant, businesswoman Gina Miller took the government to court over who has the power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which formally starts the Britain's divorce talks with the European Union.
Her lawyer, David Pannick argues only lawmakers can approve this.
The government is challenging an earlier court ruling, which supported Miller's case.
Britons voted to leave the bloc by 52 to 48 percent in a June referendum, and the nation remains bitterly divided over the issue.
On Wednesday, Miller arrived at court with private security guards, having received death threats and abuse after launching the case.
Police on Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of making racially aggravated threats against Miller.
They said a 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated malicious communications. He was later released on bail.
As part of the same investigation, police said they had also issued a 'cease and desist' notice on December 3 to a 38-year-old man from Fife, Scotland.
On Wednesday afternoon, the lawyer for the Scottish government will outline its case.
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