February 15, 2019
Bypassing Congress in the Name of National Security: Trump’s “National Emergency” Declaration
In an attempt to bypass Congress, President Trump has announced that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill a campaign pledge and build a wall on the southern border, all allegedly in the name of national security. Listen to the discussion, held following President Trump's press conference, to learn what this means, what litigation might be possible, and whether or not this will actually protect our national security.
Mary McCord, Senior Litigator from Practice at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center
Peter Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Debra Perlin, ACS Director of Policy and Program, moderator
If Trump Takes Unilateral Action on Wall, Constitutional System Will Be Tested, Chris Edelson, ACSblog