U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds

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    'WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump and top members of his administration on Monday to block his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    A view shows a new section of the border fence in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
    The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California came after Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday to help build the wall that was his signature 2016 campaign promise.

    Trump’s order would allow him to spend on the wall money that Congress appropriated for other purposes. Congress declined to fulfill his request for $5.7 billion to help build the wall this year.

    “Today, on Presidents Day, we take President Trump to court to block his misuse of presidential power,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

    “We’re suing President Trump to stop him from unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds lawfully set aside by Congress for the people of our states. For most of us, the office of the presidency is not a place for theater,” added Becerra, a Democrat.

    The White House declined to comment on the filing.'

    U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds | Reuters


    And so it begins.

    I doubt they will win...but I CERTAINLY hope they do.

    Trump's declared emergency is pathetically un-Constitutional. The Founding Fathers wanted Congress to allocate funds...NOT the POTUS (even if he is a manchild, like Trump).
     
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    The Constitution has been a dead letter for at least a generation....Time to quit pretending that anyone cares about what it says.
     
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    The States have no standing to sue. They have no guarantee of federal drug interdiction funding, or military construction monies. Also Trump didn't have to declare the emergency, he could have just kicked the can on down the road like others have, he chose not to. So if that's the best argument the States can make, they best find better lawyers.

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    Hopefully this starts a war. I am ready to be done with this pathetic, fake, forced union.
     
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    Trump's declared ‘emergency’ is idiocy, nothing but a lie because there is no ‘emergency’ – it’s Trump attempting to appease his frightened, ignorant, bigoted, hateful base.

    And we can hope that the lawsuits succeed to the extent that they enjoin Trump from misappropriating funds allocated for defense until Trump can be voted out of office next year – this idiocy goes away when Trump goes away.
     
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    Blue states are forced to stay with Talibanistic useless red states...very sad.
     
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    So were nearly all of the 13 goddamn fucking idiot "emergencies" declared by the Commie in Chief. So, shove your hypocrisy up your goose-stepping ass!
     
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    The amount of funds the dems allocated to the border was proof there was an emergency.
     
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    if there is no emergency how come the dems allocated so much many then
     
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