Scottish Government to Intervene in Brexit Case
The Scottish government is to seek to intervene against the UK government’s appeal to the Supreme Court over the triggering of Article 50.
The High Court ruled last week that MPs must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU.
The UK government immediately said it would appeal to the Supreme Court, with a hearing due next month.
The Lord Advocate, Scotland’s most senior law officer, will now apply to be heard in the case.
Prime Minister Theresa May had argued that the result of the EU referendum - and existing ministerial powers - meant MPs do not need to vote on the triggering of Article 50.