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What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
What if a president, backed into a corner and facing electoral defeat or impeachment, were to declare an emergency for the sake of holding on to power?
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
But a few involved the aggressive use—and threatened misuse—of presidential authority...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
How much further might he go...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
More is at stake here than the outcome of one or even two elections...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic #StateOfEmergency
Trump’s evident hostility to key elements of liberal democracy cannot be dismissed as mere bluster...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic
🔖 #NationalEmergency #StateOfEmergency
The moment the president declares a “national emergency”...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic
🔖 #NationalEmergency #StateOfEmergency
It would be nice to think that America is protected...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic
🔖 #NationalEmergency #StateOfEmergency
Those who see Trump as a threat to democracy comfort themselves...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic
🔖 #NationalEmergency #StateOfEmergency
The moment the president declares a “national emergency”...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic
🔖 #NationalEmergency #StateOfEmergency
For instance, the president can, with the flick of his pen...
🔖 @LizaGoitein @BrennanCenter @TheAtlantic
🔖 #NationalEmergency #StateOfEmergency
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