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Trump’s National Emergency Declaration: An Emory Scholar Looks At The Coming Constitutional Fight

President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington.
President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington.
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Now that President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency, so he can reallocate funds to pay for a wall along the southern border, the stage is set for fights in Congress–and possibly the courts.

The Constitution will be at the center of it all. So, before both sides crank up to full volume, WABE’s Denis O’Hayer got a look at the legal battleground from a constitutional scholar.

Robert Schapiro, the Asa Griggs Candler professor of law at Emory University, and a former dean of the Emory Law School,joined us on “All Things Considered.”