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Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

3 years 7 months 1 week ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 February 15, 2019 11:37 PM February 15, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Let the lawsuits begin.

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.

That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement.

The American Civil Liberties Union announced its intention to sue less than an hour after the White House released the text of Trump's declaration.

Nonprofit watchdog group Public Citizen has filed suit in federal court. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several Democratic state attorneys general already have said they might go to court.

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