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16 States Sue Trump for Declaring a National Emergency to Build a Wall
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50187"><span class="small">Charlie Savage and Robert Pear, The New York Times</span></a>   
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 09:45

Excerpt: "A coalition of 16 states, including California and New York, on Monday challenged President Trump in court over his plan to use emergency powers to spend billions of dollars on his border wall."

The border wall in Tijuana, Mexico. (photo: Gregory Bull/AP)
The border wall in Tijuana, Mexico. (photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


16 States Sue Trump for Declaring a National Emergency to Build a Wall

By Charlie Savage and Robert Pear, The New York Times

19 February 19

 

coalition of 16 states, including California and New York, on Monday challenged President Trump in court over his plan to use emergency powers to spend billions of dollars on his border wall.

The lawsuit is part of a constitutional confrontation that Mr. Trump set off on Friday when he declared that he would spend billions of dollars more on border barriers than Congress had granted him. The clash raises questions over congressional control of spending, the scope of emergency powers granted to the president, and how far the courts are willing to go to settle such a dispute.

The suit, filed in Federal District Court in San Francisco, argues that the president does not have the power to divert funds for constructing a wall along the Mexican border because it is Congress that controls spending.

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+1 # jimallyn 2019-02-19 14:32
I don't see Washington State on that list, but then Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has said that if he determines that Trump's actions will affect Washington State, he will sue. So I imagine it's just a matter of time. WA AG Bob Ferguson has sued the Trump regime 33 times now, and 19 of those suits have been decided. As Mr. Ferguson likes to say, "not that anybody's keeping score, but we're 19 and 0."