The U.K. High Court today held that the U.K. Secretary of State
does not have the power to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of
the Treaty on the European Union for the nation to withdraw from
the European Union. According to the Court, to trigger the
process of withdrawal, or "Brexit," the government must first
obtain parliamentary authorization. The ruling may complicate Prime
Minister Theresa May's announced plan to trigger the Brexit process
by March 2017.