January 11, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm , Eastern Time

A Real Emergency: What the President’s Invocation of a National Emergency Means for Our Constitutional Order


As the government shutdown continues into its third week, President Trump tonight declared a national emergency, arguing that immigration concerns at the southern border have reached a crisis point and thus authorize him to fund and build a wall, despite the lack of congressional approval. What is the controlling law regarding the declaration of national emergencies, and what is the scope of the President’s emergency powers? Do they depend on whether there really is an emergency, and if so, who determines that? Join ACS for a briefing call tomorrow, January 9 at 11:00am Eastern on the legal and policy implications of the administration’s actions.

Featured Speakers:

Cristina Rodriguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Caroline Fredrickson, ACS President, Moderator