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Congress’s Cowardly “Emergency” Rebuke

Congress’s Cowardly “Emergency” Rebuke

  By Thomas L. Knapp By the time you read this column, the US House of Representatives will almost certainly have passed the following Joint Resolution: “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, pursuant to section 202 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. […]

Trump Was Sued Over His National Emergency Declaration In Less Than Six Hours

Trump Was Sued Over His National Emergency Declaration In Less Than Six Hours

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Public Citizen, a Washington-based consumer group, filed the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration concerning the southern border Friday night. The complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, says the president’s declaration violates separation of powers principles because there is no […]

Gavin Newsom says California plans to sue Donald Trump over national emergency declaration

Gavin Newsom says California plans to sue Donald Trump over national emergency declaration

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG AND EMILY CADEI California plans to sue over President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the Mexico border, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. If filed, the lawsuit would mark the state’s 46th legal challenge to Trump administration policies. This time, Newsom said, the state intends to contest Trump’s use of executive […]

Donald Trump Announces State of Emergency at the Border

Donald Trump Announces State of Emergency at the Border

By Charlie Spiering President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency Friday to address the border crisis, allowing him to move outside of Congress to build border barriers. “We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our border,” Trump announced in the Rose Garden. “And we are going to do it one way or the […]