Harvard Law Prof: Trump Is A “National Emergency”

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Authored by Jon Street via Campus Reform,

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig said Sunday that President Donald Trump is a “national emergency.” 

Lessig’s comments came on the heels of Trump saying that he “may declare a national emergency” if Congress does not act to appropriate enough money for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Some congressional Democrats raised legality questions after Trump made the comment. Lessig was not pleased by the statement, either.

“Unfortunately, the reality is the statutes of the United States give the president an extraordinary amount of power, which we presumed would be exercised by a president with extraordinary judgment,” Lessig said.

“And that is

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