Skip to comments.New York, California, 14 other states sue Trump in Ninth Circuit over emergency declaration
Posted on 02/18/2019 6:38:41 PM PST by usafa92
The Trump 2020 campaign is highlighting examples of the president keeping his promises, advisory board member Marc Lotter says.
The attorneys general of California, New York, and 14 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit against the White House's recent national emergency declaration over border security, claiming President Trump has "veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making."
President Trump sarcastically had predicted the lawsuit last week. He's slammed the Ninth Circuit multiple times as "disgraceful" and politically biased.
The litigation, brought before a federal trial court in the Northern District of California, seeks an injunction to prevent Trump from shifting billions of dollars from military construction to the border without explicit congressional approval. The suit also asks a court to declare Trump's actions illegal, arguing that Trump showed a "flagrant disregard of fundamental separation of powers principles engrained in the United States Constitution" by violating the Constitution's Presentment and Appropriations Clauses, which govern federal spending.
The litigation additionally includes allegations that Trump is violating the National Environmental Policy Act, by planning to build a wall that could impact the environment without first completing the necessary environmental impact reports.
The states contend they have standing to sue the administration largely because, they allege, the federal funds could have been spent on their defense. "Maine is aggrieved by the actions of Defendants and has standing to bring this action because of the injury to the State and its residents caused by Defendants reduction of federal defense spending in Maine due to diversion of funding to the border wall," one section of the suit reads.
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They aren’t suing President Trump. They are suing the U.S. taxpayers.
Blue states, right?
Yawn. The leftist melodrama is so yesterday.
We’ll remember. In 2020 their names will be mud.
All blue states. All the more reason not to vote Dem at the state level.
It will be interesting to see how Obama’s emergency declaration in 2011 about the southern border will impact on this.
Well, that injunction is as good as granted.
Wonder how many of the states suing are looking at losing House seats after the next census...?
I can guarandamntee you that NYS is...
One would assume. They only mentioned, CA, NY and ME in the article.
Typical journalism...doesn’t list all the states...kinda wish we could just say...ok...no fed funds for you...or give those states to Mexico.
Why do they get to pick which circuit these get filed?
Are US taxpayers paying to defend maine from canadians?
Cross the Rubicon Mr President
I think POTUS is trying to get this to SCOTUS as quickly as possible. Get it settled ASAP free up more money and keep building the wall. Watch the Dems stall when the court trys to block it.
So theses states WANT to be overrun by unskilled, unsophisticated illiterates who will overtax our health care, education, welfare and prisons systems? What do they like? The fact that they will speak Spanish, and only Spanish? That they will defecate on any given street corner? That they will bring drugs, disease and gang violence into every neighborhood in America? That they will undercut American workers’ wages? What? What am I missing?
Call the militia to the border. Ask the people to help.
I dont see standing, nor an action to spend NE money yet...
states have no standing to sue regarding emergency declarations. Only the congress has the right to overturn through a joint resolution. Trump should tell the judiciary they have no role.
“The litigation, brought before a federal trial court in the Northern District of California, seeks an injunction to prevent Trump from shifting billions of dollars from military construction to the border without explicit congressional approval.”
But hey already did give their approval years ago when they passed a law giving him the authority. Trump also has the Constitutional authority to protect our nation from enemies foreign and domestic.
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