High Court hears Brits’ Brexit legal case

Lawyers to argue that British citizens who have lived in the EU for more than 15 years are being penalised for exercising their free movement rights

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Two judges are to weigh arguments against legislation that excludes British people living in the European Union, for more than 15 years, from voting in June

NEWS Staff Reporter

A High Court hearing into the rights of up to two million Britons in Europe to vote in the EU referendum was scheduled to take place yesterday, Wednesday 20th April 2016.

Two judges at the High Court in London is to weigh arguments against legislation that excludes British people living in the European Union, but outside the UK for more than 15 years, from voting in June.

The ‘rolled up’ judicial review hearing was scheduled to begin yesterday, Wednesday, with a possibility of it extending into Monday 25th April if a second day is required to hear arguments.

Leigh Day, the lawyers for the claimants, requested an urgent hearing at which both the permission to apply for a judicial review can be held, and if successful and permission is granted, a substantive hearing will follow immediately after.

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