There are now 16 states going to Federal court against the Trump border state ‘National Emergency’ move….
The list keeps growing…..
We’ll see if the Supreme’s choose to decide the question of CAN a aPresident in fact declare what he thinks is a ‘National Emergency ‘or the what Trump thinks is one doesn’t meet the definition ….
On the ‘Muslin Ban’ ?
The Court ruled just on the right of a President to drop a ban down, even if was religious based….
California and a dozen other states are filing a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday.
“The president admitted that there’s not a basis for the declaration. He admitted there’s no crisis at the border. He’s now trying to rob funds that were allocated by Congress legally to the various states and people of our states,” Becerra told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Monday afternoon.
“The separation of powers is being violated, we’re going to go out there and make sure that Donald Trump cannot steal money from the states and people who need them, since we paid the taxpayer dollars to Washington, D.C., to get those services,” he said.
Trump said on Friday that he would bypass Congress by declaring a national emergency to build a border wall along the nation’s southern border, after a protracted battle in which Congress has repeatedly declined to give the president billions to build border barriers.
A national emergency declaration gives the president special powers to take taxpayer dollars from other budgets to pay for border wall construction, but legal challenges to such an effort are inevitable. Before the emergency was declared, Becerra vowed “to reject this foolish proposal in court the moment it touches the ground.”
“The president does have broad authority. But he does not have authority to violate the Constitution,” Becerra said. “President Obama never did this. He never tried to raid accounts, funding accounts, that had been allocated by Congress. When a president tries to do that, the Supreme Court will typically step in and say, ‘Keep your hands out of the cookie jar.'”…..
Congress does have the Right to un-approve the Trump ’emergency’….
Trump has already said he’d veto that vote….
It is doubtful that enough Republican US Senator’s would have the ball’s to vote to override Trump’s veto….
A new President in 2021 COULD stop the effort….
A new Democratic majority in the US Senate also….
The longer the legal process takes?
The less likely Trump’s finished projects chances are…