A Dangerous Farce: Trump’s Emergency Declaration

No doctrine, involving more pernicious consequences, was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of [the Constitution’s] provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of governmentEx Parte Milligan, 1866

And so, the farce has inevitably come to this. Stymied by Congressional opposition to funding his beloved wall, President Trump has declared a national emergency, theoretically freeing funds from other, worthier projects. Rather than treat the President’s action for what it is — a bald faced end run around Constitutional…