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Trump’s nat’l emergency hits a wall as 16 states join forces

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Trump’s nat’l emergency hits a wall as 16 states join forces

For many, this will not be a surprise. President Trump has encountered another kind of wall since declaring a national emergency so that he can appropriate other funding to build a wall at the U.S. Mexico border. A total of 16 states have now come together in a lawsuit against President Trump’s emergency declaration. 

The lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court in San Francisco, California. The suit claims that the president does not have the power to divert funds in the proposed way. Those behind the suit believe Congress controls spending, according to the California attorney general’s office. 

The states that are now included and have signed on to the lawsuit are all controlled by Democrats. They are New York, California, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Oregon and others.

Xavier Becerra, who is the California attorney general, claimed that the president is aware that his own declaration is not legally on solid ground.

“President Trump treats the rule of law with utter contempt,” Becerra said in a statement. “He knows there is no border crisis, he knows his emergency declaration is unwarranted, and he admits that he will likely lose this case in court.”

He added that Trump is “willing to manipulate the Office of the Presidency to engage in unconstitutional theatre performed to convince his audience that he is committed to his ‘beautiful’ border wall.”

Does this lawsuit signed on by so many states represent a barrier to the president’s effort to build this wall? Do you think that his national emergency declaration can stand up in the court system? Do you believe that this matter will ultimately end up at the nation’s highest court?

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We look forward to seeing your thoughts on this important issue. Please give us your comments on this lawsuit in the section below this article. 

Credit: NY Post

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