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William E. Nelson

Professor of Law, New York University
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Danger Ahead In The Constitutional Standoff Over Trump’s Emergency Declaration

March 19, 2019 President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall has provoked a constitutional confrontation with Congress. Here’s how we got to this point. On Feb. 26, the House voted 245-182 under the National Emergency Act to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration. On March 14, the Senate passed that resolution...

Analysis: The Emergency Declaration Should Not Be Resolved in Court

February 25, 2019 President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall has provoked a constitutional confrontation with Congress. Here is the background for understanding what’s at stake – beginning more than two centuries ago. A major problem for the framers at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 was how to create a...

Analysis: Shutdowns Are a Way to Drown Government in the Bathtub

February 12, 2019 In a Wall Street Journal interview three days after reopening the government, President Trump handicapped the odds of a border wall settlement. “I personally think it’s less than 50-50,” he said, calling another shutdown “certainly an option.” Shuttering the government for the third time since Trump took office remains a...