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Brexit 'bad losers' test constitutional law, judges' patience

A protestor holds a sign disrupting a pro-EU demonstration outside the Royal Courts of Justice, in London, on Oct. 17, 2016. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

By the time the third lawyer stood to make her case against Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to trigger Brexit, members of three-judge panel were glancing at the clock.

"We've got to stick to the time," said Judge John Thomas, looking down on the attorneys, journalists and curious citizens massed in Court 4 of the Royal Courts of Justice in London. "Are you nearly finished?" The attorney was, but there were five more trial lawyers in white wigs waiting to take their turn. This was, after all, one of the most important constitutional cases in British history...

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