January 11, 2019

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


‘A Real Emergency: What the President’s Invocation of a National Emergency

Means for Our Constitutional Order’

Friday Briefing Call on the President’s Invocation of a National Emergency

MEDIA CONTACT: Cara Philbin, (202) 741-0701, cphilbin@acslaw.org

***LISTEN to the full recording here.***

Washington, D.C. — As the government shutdown drags on, President Trump prepares to declare a national emergency, arguing that there is an immigration crisis at the southern border that authorizes 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? What is the mechanism by which such a wall could be built, and what legal limitations apply?

Join ACS for a briefing call on the legal and policy implications of the president’s invocation of emergency powers, today, January 11, 2019, at 3pm.

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

WHO:

  • Caroline Fredrickson, ACS President, Moderator
  • Cristina Rodriguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law

WHEN: January 11, 2019, 3:00pm ET

WHERE: Call in: 1-800-311-9405, Passcode: 6896.

  • Questions may be sent to media@acslaw.org before or during the call.
  • State your name at the prompt. Once identified, you will be transferred to the call.

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