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Brexecution: Hard Brexit

The debate between “hard” Brexit and “soft” Brexit is finally over. After months of ambiguity, British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday clarified her government’s strategic objectives, just in time for the start of negotiations in March: May is taking a hard line.


UK’s High Court Rules Prime Minister’s Government May Not Unilaterally Trigger Article 50

A primer on the UK’s High Court of Justice ruling this morning that the Prime Minister may not begin the Brexecution process by unilaterally triggering the U.K.’s exit from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).


Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Step One in Brexit is Getting Delayed

This post is the first in a series which will attempt to cut to the legal heart of Brexit by describing the process of putting the referendum vote into meaningful legal practice—what we might call “Brexecution.” We start at the very beginning, with the formal declaration of intent to leave the EU.

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