Closing Arguments

Margaret Russell on the Constitutionality of the Wall

Santa Clara Law Professor Margaret Russell wrote an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle on President Trump’s use of an emergency declaration to sidestep Congress and get his border wall. She argues that Trump is misjudging the limitations of the executive power in this matter, noting that, “Of the 59 national emergency orders declared since 1976, this is the only one occurring after Congress clearly and specifically rejected the will of the president.”


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