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Teaching National Emergency & Constitutional Crisis

National Emergency & Constitutional Crisis

President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall has provoked an argument over constitutional powers with Congress.\n\nHere is the background for understanding what’s at stake – beginning more than two centuries ago.

William E. Nelson, Professor of Law, New York University
The Conversation


Why did the framers of the Constitution want there to be imprecision in the system of checks and balances?
RH.2 - Main Ideas


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