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And The Lawsuits Have Started Over Trump's "Emergency"

Posted on the 20 February 2019 by Jobsanger
And The Lawsuits Have Started Over Trump's
The chart above is from a new NPR / PBS NewsHour / Marist Poll -- done between February 15th and 17th of a national sample of 807 adults, with a 4.6 point margin of error. It shows the public does not like (or support) Trump declaring a national emergency to build his border wall. Only 36% approve, while 61% disapproves (about 6 out of 10 people). That's a gap of 25 points favoring disapproval of Trump's action. It's obvious that Trump has just created more problems for himself.
But public disapproval is not his only problem. Sixteen states have joined together and filed a lawsuit against the emergency order. They seek to stop it. Filing in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the state of California was joined by Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia.
This is just the beginning of what could be a protracted court battle, and other lawsuits are sure to follow. There won't be a wall built anytime soon.

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