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Judge: Threats to Brexit lawsuit claimant 'wholly wrong'

  • Gina Miller, a founder of investment management group SCM Private arrives at the High Court on the second day of the lawsuit for the Brexit legal challenge, in London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. A judicial review action has been brought by British citizens who say the Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon - enabling the UK to leave the EU - without the prior authorization of Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Gina Miller, a founder of investment management group SCM Private arrives at the High Court on the second day of the lawsuit for the Brexit legal challenge, in London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. A judicial review action has been brought by British citizens who say the Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon - enabling the UK to leave the EU - without the prior authorization of Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gina Miller, centre, a founder of investment management group SCM Private arrives at the High Court on the second day of the lawsuit for the Brexit legal challenge, in London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. A judicial review action has been brought by British citizens who say the Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon - enabling the UK to leave the EU - without the prior authorization of Parliament.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Gina Miller, centre, a founder of investment management group SCM Private arrives at the High Court on the second day of the lawsuit for the Brexit legal challenge, in London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. A judicial review action has been brought by British citizens who say the Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon - enabling the UK to leave the EU - without the prior authorization of Parliament.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pro-EU membership supporters wave EU flags outside the High Court, on the second day of the lawsuit of Gina Miller, a founder of investment management group SCM Private in London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rival protesters have gathered outside the High Court in London, where lawyers are battling over whether the government has the power to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Pro-EU membership supporters wave EU flags outside the High Court, on the second day of the lawsuit of Gina Miller, a founder of investment management group SCM Private in London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rival protesters have gathered outside the High Court in London, where lawyers are battling over whether the government has the power to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

A British judge says people making threats against a woman challenging the government over its European Union exit plans will face "the full vigor of the law."

Financial entrepreneur Gina Miller is the lead claimant in a lawsuit arguing that the government can't trigger Britain's exit from the EU without approval from Parliament. Miller says that she has received abusive and threatening messages because of the case.

Judge John Thomas says "it is simply wholly wrong for people to be abusive of those who seek to come to the queen's courts."

A majority of Britons voted in June to leave the EU, and the government argues it is entitled "to give effect to the will of the people."

Three judges will consider their ruling when the two-day hearing ends Monday.