An Emergency Declaration would be an extraordinarily stupid precedent to set.

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Sure, this solves their short-term problem. Trump makes the declaration, attempts to comandeer the resources, and gets tied up in court while regular appropriations get passed. Ok.

But long term? Y’all aren’t paying attention if you don’t think the new generation of Democrats won’t use the same set of powers in the future for their own ends. It’s inevitable.

There’s a really simple rule to live by: never support the use of a set of powers by your pqrty that you arent willing to later recognize as legitimate when your opponents inevitably use them too.

Don’t built a surveillance state you don’t want your opponents running. Don’t start a war you don’t want your opponents managing. Don’t support the use of emergency powers you don’t want your opponents to use. Not now. Not ever. It will always end up a mistake. Always.

Roberts Sides with the Court’s Four Liberal Justices

As I said at the time Kavanaugh was confirmed, the manner in which that entire process was conducted virtually assured that Roberts would frequently join with the Court’s liberal wing in a series of high-profile 5-4 decision as part of his efforts to preserve the Court’s legitimacy. Whatever other agendas he has, none are more important to him than that one. And so, today…

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Ban On Asylum Claims At US-Mexico Border

Source: Supreme Court Rejects Trump Ban On Asylum Claims At US-Mexico Border – Talking Points Memo