Brexit v Constitutional Law

Will constitutional legal challenges delay or even halt Brexit?

The constitutional implications of Brexit are enormous and there have been reports, recently, of two separate legal cases that could delay or even halt the process.

Both cases are reported to claim that the Brexit process was started illegally. One case is said to argue that Theresa May did not have the legal right to invoke Article 50 in the first place, and reports of the other case say it claims the European Commission should not have accepted the triggering of Article 50 because the UK’s referendum was flawed.

Regardless of the details of these particular cases, it seems inevitable that the legality of the Brexit process would (and should) be questioned and tested.

Given the complexity of constitutional legal cases and how long they can take: is it realistic to think the Brexit process could be completed in 2 years?

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