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National Emergencies: Constitutional and Statutory Restrictions on Presidential Powers

National Emergencies: Constitutional and Statutory Restrictions on Presidential Powers

Cindy Cohn, Shahid Buttar

When a president threatens to exercise the power to declare a national emergency, our system of checks and balances faces a crucial test. With President Trump threatening such a declaration in order to build his proposed physical border wall, that test could be an important one that could quickly implicate your right to privacy and a transparent government.

"Like the Constitution, statutory powers do not justify a presidential declaration of emergency powers to build a proposed border wall."

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My linking is not working today, sorry. Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill to prevent Trump from cancelling the INF treaty. See RT today.
Wow, so many new freshman leaders being active.