2 thoughts on “Warning! Warning!

  1. Above the law says:

    “…while there appear to be enough sympathetic, small government Republicans to pass a resolution terminating the president’s power to brand “The Wall” as a national emergency, political reporting is swift to remind us that there probably are not enough votes to override a presidential veto of that resolution.
    Wait… why would a law granting the president powers that the office should not be able to have then grant the president an added advantage in protecting those powers from their rightful constitutional keepers?
    NYU’s Rick Pildes explores this question in a recent Lawfare post focusing on INS v. Chadha, a case that does not deal with the National Emergencies Act, but finds itself at the heart of the weird power grab we’re all watching.” https://abovethelaw.com/2019/02/the-national-emergencies-act-makes-no-sense/
    See also Lawfare “The Supreme Court’s Contribution to the Confrontation Over Emergency Powers” https://www.lawfareblog.com/supreme-courts-contribution-confrontation-over-emergency-powers

  2. Will Robinson says:

    “Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has warned Pentagon leaders that President Trump’s deployment of active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and transferring Defense Department funds to support the administration’s border security efforts is creating “unacceptable risk” to the service’s combat readiness.” https://thehill.com/policy/defense/435203-marine-corps-commander-troops-at-southern-border-an-unacceptable-risk-to
    Neller’s is the strongest warning yet from a military leader about the dangers Trump’s border security efforts pose to military readiness.
    In two memos sent March 18 and March 19, first obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Neller said that he has canceled or reduced planned military training in at least five countries as well as delayed badly needed base repairs due to Trump’s “unplanned/unbudgeted” border deployment last fall and emergency declaration funding efforts. See also LA Times https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-marine-corps-border-national-emergency-20190321-story.html includes link to
    Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller’s internal memos

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