Global Ethics Weekly: The National Emergencies Act & Trump, with Andrew Boyle

Mar 12, 2019

As the debates about the Southern border continue, the Brennan Center's Andrew Boyle details the 1976 law behind Trump's February 15 emergency declaration. As he tells it, the National Emergencies Act was put in place, in the wake of Watergate, to constrain presidential power. What are the current and coming legal challenges to Trump's declaration? And how can this law be reformed to avoid future stalemates?

As the debates about the Southern border continue, the Brennan Center's Andrew Boyle details the law behind Trump's February 15 emergency declaration. As he tells it, the National Emergencies Act was put in place, in the wake of Watergate, to constrain presidential power. What are the current and coming legal challenges to Trump's declaration? And how can this law be reformed to avoid future stalemates?

For more on Trump's immigration polices, check out these Global Ethics Weekly podcasts with Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagoplan. And check out podcasts from Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, U.S. Army veteran Asha Castleberry, and Adelphi University's Jonathan Cristol on Trump's National Security Strategy and defense policy.

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