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Morning Docket: 03.15.19

* "This is not a normal vote. This will be a vote about the very nature of our constitution and the separation of powers." The Senate voted to reject President Trump's declaration of the national emergency, with 12 Republicans joining with their Democratic colleagues. Now, we'll wait for the reality TV spectacular that will be the president's first veto. [Washington Post] * A poster of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti in New York. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task F...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Copyright, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Deaths, Department Of Justice, Title IX, Donald Trump, Nirvana, Marc Jacobs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Kurt Cobain


Trump: ‘VETO!’

The President was presumably referring to the Senate’s vote to defy his declaration of a national emergency to secure more funds for a border wall than Congress authorized. VETO! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Donald Trump, Livewire, Matt Shuham, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration, VETO Donald J Trump


WH On Emergency Declaration: ‘Congress Is Still Unhappy For Some Reason’

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Thursday that senators who vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency on Thursday — as a majority of the body is expected to do — “stand in opposition to the American people.” In an interview on Fox News, Gidley asserted that, in declaring an emergency in order to obtain more funds than Congress had appropriated for a border wall, “ the President is literally using powers granted by Congress to enforce laws  passed by Congress.”...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Lamar Alexander R TN, Matt Shuham, Gidley, Hogan Gidley, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration, Fox News Gidley, Sens Mitt Romney R UT


‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, Maine, Alaska, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Lee Joins Other GOPers In Announcing Vote Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he would vote to block the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure more funds for a border wall. After Trump indicated earlier in the day that he would not support an effort by Lee to reign in presidential emergency powers somewhat, Lee said in a statement that, as a result, “I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.” The Utah senator joins Senate Democrats and four of the chamber’s Republicans who’ve sai...
Tags: Utah, News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Mike Lee, Trump, Lee, TPM, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Matt Shuham, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration


The Vote To Terminate Trump’s National Emergency Is More Than Symbolic, Even If Trump Vetos It

Congressional override locks in a few key legal positions, and that might be important to one conservative justice in particular.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Courts, Donald Trump, Trump, National Emergency, Chadha v. INS


‘A Mistake’: GOP Rep Falsely Claimed He Opposed Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The Bigfoot congressman just stepped in it. In letters sent to around 30 constituents on Monday, Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) incorrectly claimed he voted last month to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency. His office chalked it up to a simple mistake. In fact, Riggleman joined the vast majority of his House Republican colleagues in supporting Trump’s declaration, which the President used to secure more border wall money than Congress authorized. A Democratic resolution to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Congress, Gop, Bigfoot, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Keady, Matt Shuham, Riggleman, Jimmy Keady, Denver Riggleman, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration, Denver Riggleman R VA


Alexander: ‘Unnecessary And Unwise’ To Declare National Emergency Over Wall

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-LA), a retiring lawmaker who has already expressed his distaste for President Donald Trump’s national emergency, hammered home his point Thursday, calling the executive runaround “unwise and unnecessary.” “I support what the President wanted to do on border security, but I do not support the way he has been advised to do it,” Alexander said, careful to use the passive voice. “It is unnecessary and unwise to turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis about separa...
Tags: News, Senate, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexander, Lamar Alexander, Kate Riga, National Emergency, Border Wall Declaration, Lamar Alexander R LA


Murkowski Says She Supports Resolution To Disapprove Of National Emergency

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) indicated late last week that she intends to support a House-introduced resolution of disapproval of President Trump’s national emergency declaration, The Associated Press reported. “I want to make sure that the resolution of disapproval is exactly what I think it is, because if it is as I understand it to be, I will likely be supporting the resolution to disapprove of the action,” Murkowski reportedly said Friday. The resolution is still in the House, but is expect...
Tags: News, Senate, House, Associated Press, Trump, Lisa Murkowski, Murkowski, Senate Republicans, Nicole Lafond, Lisa Murkowski R AK, National Emergency


Group Of Former Republican Lawmakers Urge GOP To Terminate Emergency Declaration

A group of 23 former Republican lawmakers, including former Defense Secretary under the Obama administration Chuck Hagel, signed a letter urging Republicans in Congress to pass a joint resolution that would terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration over the border wall. In an open letter to GOPers, the former lawmakers argued that Congress should not allow the President to “circumvent congressional authority.” They also questioned how willing lawmakers are to undermine the Constitution. ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Defense, Chuck Hagel, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Border Wall, Nicole Lafond, National Emergency


Group Of Former US Security Officials To Oppose Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement arguing there is no justification for President Donald Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The statement, which was reviewed by The Associated Press, has 58 signatures from prominent former officials, including former Secretaries of State Madeline Albright and John Kerry, former Defense Secretaries Chuck Hagel and Leon Panetta and former Hom...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Immigration, US, Ap, Gop, House, Homeland Security, Pentagon, Associated Press, Chuck Hagel, John Kerry


An Emergency for the G.O.P.

The Constitution or The Donald? Why is this such a hard choice for congressional Republicans?
Tags: News, Trump, Donald, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Disasters and Emergencies, National Emergency, Resolution Of Disapproval


House Starts Process To Terminate National Emergency

But let's talk about the 'Legislative Veto' overturned by Chadha.
Tags: Law, Government, House, Donald Trump, National Emergency, INS v. Chadha, Legislative Veto


House Democrats Introduce Resolution Blocking President Trump’s National Emergency

The GOP-run Senate may adopt the resolution despite Trump's opposition
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Gop, House, Trump, Onetime, National Emergency


Analysis: Blame Congress for the National Emergency

Long ago, it could have required the president to meet certain requirements prior to unlocking this broad authority.
Tags: Congress, Management, National Emergency


How the Next President Could Declare a National Emergency Over Climate Change

On Friday, President Trump tossed precedent out the window and declared a national emergency to pay for an unneeded border wall he previously promised Mexico would pay for.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Trump, Trump Administration, National Emergency, Actual Emergencies


16 States Deliver Issue Spotter To Stop Trump’s National Emergency

Trump has zero good legal defenses, but he does have Brett Kavanaugh.
Tags: Law, Government, Lawsuits, Donald Trump, Trump, National Emergency, Trump 's National Emergency


Morning Docket: 02.19.19

* 16 states, including New York and California, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump yesterday -- yes, on President's Day -- challenging his declaration of a national emergency. [NBC News] * Meredith Watson, one of the women to accuse Virginia Lieutenant Governor and MoFo partner Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, writes in an op-ed that she's willing to publicly testify about the allegations. [Washington Post] * North Carolina elections shenanigans: state investigators the allege Rep...
Tags: New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, Marijuana, Nbc News, New York Times, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Justice Department, Online Gambling, Gibson Dunn, Tony Evers


Trump Declares a National Emergency, and Provokes a Constitutional Clash

The president’s decision incited instant condemnation from Democrats, who called it an unconstitutional abuse of his authority and vowed to overturn it with Republican support.
Tags: News, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Border Barriers, War and Emergency Powers (US, National Emergency


ACLU will sue Trump over National Emergency ...along with CA's AG

...along with CA's AG ACLU ACLU Supporter — President Trump declaring a phony national emergency demonstrates how willing he is to undermine the Constitution — and how eager he is to keep escalating his cruel, cynical and politically-motivated attack on immigrant families. We're not going to let him get away with it. We will be taking Trump to court and challenging this dangerous threat to our democracy. Now, we need your help to keep defending the rule of law and fighting for people's fun...
Tags: Mexico, Aclu, Weapon, Donald Trump, Central America, Political News and Discussion, Trump, National Emergency, CA s AG, Donate now Help the ACLU, Anthony D Romero Anthony D Romero


Trump admits his "National Emergency" isn't really an emergency

Trump admitted this morning that his "National Emergency" is not actually an emergency – "I didn't need to do this," he said about it. But the National Emergency would allow him to build his wall "faster." "I want to do it faster," he said. "I can do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. I would rather do it much faster. I don't have to do it for the election. I have already done a lot of wall for the election 2020." Via Buzzfeed: George Conway, a conservative lawyer...
Tags: Post, News, White House, US, Harvard, Impatience, Trump, Laurence Tribe, Brennan Center for Justice, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Knight First Amendment Institute, Elizabeth Goitein, False Alarms, Joyce Alene, National Emergency


What Happens When a President Declares a National Emergency?

Today in the upside down, President Trump declared a national emergency in an effort to fund the U.S.-Mexico border. In doing so, he’ll effectively bypass Congress and gain access to billions of dollars, among other capacities, which include the ability to declare curfews and even limit our actual movements (yep).…Read more...
Tags: Congress, Mexico, Lifehacks, Explainers, Wall, Trump, National Emergency


A Trump-Made Emergency

The president decides that fulfilling a campaign promise is more important than respecting the separation of powers.
Tags: News, Government Funding, Trump, Donald J, Border Wall, Immigration and Emigration, Constitution (US, Budget Deal, National Emergency


Trump will sign funding bill and declare national emergency in attempt to fund border wall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday afternoon that Donald Trump plans sign a federal government spending package that reflects compromises over his US-Mexico border wall, and that Trump will also declare a national state of emergency. Team Trump intends to use the phony emergency declaration to obtain more money for The Wall. Shortly after McConnell broke the news, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed the same in a statement on Twitter. Statement on Governme...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Mexico, Senate, Russia, Nbc News, US, US news, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump


Trump WILL Declare National Emergency!

Just heard Mitch McConnel on FoxNews. Trump will sign this bill but will declare the National Emergency also. From what I understand declaring the emergency will give him more ability to move money around before the courts stop what they can.
Tags: Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Trump, Mitch McConnel, National Emergency, Foxnews Trump


Non Sequiturs: 02.03.19

* How have personnel changes at the Supreme Court affected the dynamics at oral argument? Adam Feldman offers this analysis. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Ed Whelan expresses relief over the White House’s new slate of Ninth Circuit nominations. [Bench Memos / National Review] * Can President Trump declare a “national emergency” in order to build his […]
Tags: Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, White House, Analytics, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Thomson Reuters, Trump, Adam Feldman, Ninth Circuit, Rudolph Giuliani, Brianne Gorod, Stephen Cooper, Kenneth Lee


Morning Docket: 01.25.19

* President Trump is preparing to declare a national emergency at the country’s southern border. A draft order is in the works, and $7B+ will be used to build the president’s wall to fix the humanitarian crisis he helped to create. [CNN] * Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone eas arrested early this morning in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. He’s been charged with seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one...
Tags: Utah, Kids, Law, Washington Post, Russia, Childcare, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Rutgers Camden, Rutgers Law School, Robert Mueller, Ted Bundy


Trump Considers Stealing Money From Puerto Rico Disaster Relief to Fund the Wall 

As the shutdown drags on, President Trump’s ideas about how to secure funding for his absurd border wall are becoming more and more villainous. His newest strategy? Using $13.9 billion in Army Corps to build a segment of the wall, according to NBC. That money would otherwise go to fund projects in Puerto Rico and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Government Shutdown, Puerto Rico, Trump, Army Corps, Border Wall, Disaster Relief, National Emergency


Nigeria: The Executive Powers Of The President - Kusamotu & Kusamotu

Following the declaration of National Emergency in Nigeria to deal with corruption's perilous counterattack against the Nigerian State.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Kusamotu, National Emergency