The Washington Examiner found five legal and constitutional experts who said President Trump is within his rights to declare an emergency and build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Here’s one of them:
“The short answer to ‘Can he do it?’ is yes and ‘Can he get way with it?’ is probably yes, actually,” Kim Lane Scheppele, a professor at Princeton University’s Center for Human Values, told the Washington Examiner.
“We sort of think we live in a constitutional government in which all powers have some kind of legal constraints, but the way that the emergency powers in the U.S. are written and the history of their use indicates that basically, there is not much of a constitutional constraint on the use of presidential emergency powers,” she said.
I have one serious concern: That President Kamala Harris or someone similar will simply declare everything a national emergency and do whatever they want.
On the other hand, after Barack Obama’s abuse of executive authority, they’ll probably do that anyway.