California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the coalition argues the Trump administration’s action violates the Constitution. “President Trump treats the rule of law with utter contempt,” Becerra said. “He knows there is no border crisis, he knows his emergency declaration is unwarranted, and he admits that he will likely lose this case in court.” Joining in the lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco are the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia. Trump declared a national emergency to fulfill his promise of completing the wall. The move allows the president to bypass Congress to use money from the Pentagon and other budgets. Protesters marched and demonstrated in cities … [Read more...] about California, 15 other states challenge Trump’s emergency border declaration
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Charlie Savage and Robert Pear New York Times February 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — A coalition of 16 Democratic-controlled states, including California and New York, on Monday challenged President Trump in court over his plan to use emergency powers to spend billions of dollars on his border wall.The lawsuit is part of a constitutional confrontation that Trump set off on Friday when he declared that he would spend billions of dollars more on border barriers than Congress had granted him. The clash raises questions over congressional control of spending, the scope of emergency powers granted to the president, and how far the courts are willing to go to settle such a dispute.The suit, filed in US District Court in San Francisco, argues that the president does not have the power to divert funds for constructing a wall along the Mexican border because it is … [Read more...] about States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page WOOD-TV February 18, 2019 SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say four people, including children, have been fatally shot at a property in western Michigan. WOOD-TV reports Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids. She said someone discovered the bodies and called 911.LaJoye-Young didn’t say how many of the victims are children. She called the scene ‘‘a horrific thing to be called to’’ and said ‘‘my heart goes out to the families involved here and the community.’’ Advertisement LaJoye-Young said authorities don’t believe there is a shooter at large. Loading comments... … [Read more...] about 4 people, including children, are dead in Michigan shooting
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah group is seeking to raise money by offering hunters a chance to go elk hunting with Donald Trump, Jr.The Salt Lake Tribune reports Hunter Nation is selling $10 raffle tickets for an opportunity to spend five days with the president's son on a guided elk hunt in Utah.Utah resident Don Peay co-founded Hunter Nation to raise money to promote hunting rights and the removal of protection for predator species. He promoted Donald Trump, Sr., presidential campaign in Utah.Hunter Nation calls the younger Trump as a "modern-day Teddy Roosevelt" — the Republican president closely associated with the rise of conservation in the United States more than a century ago.The drawing is scheduled for April 4. … [Read more...] about Utah group offers chance to go elk hunting with Trump, Jr.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Caryn Rousseau Associated Press February 18, 2019 CHICAGO — The victims of an employee who started shooting after hearing he was being fired at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers that included a plant manager whose wife says he texted her ‘‘I love you, I’ve been shot at work,’’ and an intern in his first day on the job. A look at the victims:JOSH PINKARDTerra Pinkard says it all started with a text from her husband, Josh: ‘‘I love you, I’ve been shot at work.’’ Advertisement The Chicago Tribune reported that she later learned he was among the five victims of Friday’s shooting at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here … [Read more...] about These are the victims in the Aurora, Ill., warehouse shooting