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Legal obstacles await if Trump declares emergency to build wall


Added 01-11-19 06:58:02am EST - “President Trump on Thursday sent strong signals that he is prepared to declare a national emergency in order to get hi” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Legal obstacles await if Trump declares emergency to build wall”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGovernment workers protest outside White House on shutdown day 20 Fed chief Powell: Prolonged shutdown will harm US economy Senators say questions remain on Trump strategy in Syria after briefing MORE on Thursday sent strong signals that he is prepared to declare a national emergency in order to get his border wall built.

But it's unclear whether he has the authority to use presidential emergency powers to obtain federal funding without congressional approval.

Legal experts say the law could be interpreted in different ways depending on what steps Trump takes. But they agree that whatever move he makes is likely to set the stage for another high-profile courtroom battle, one that could very well come before the Supreme Court.

“The statute is so broad it literally doesn’t have a standard,” said Bobby Chesney, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

Other experts note that courts often defer to the president when it comes to matters of national security.

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