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Presidential Power: Emergency Powers

We have the University of Washington School of Law to thank for parts of this outstanding review of Presidential power.


Elizabeth Goitein, Trump Is Destroying His Own Case for a National Emergency, Atlantic (Jan. 28, 2019)

Elizabeth Goitein, What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency, Atlantic (Jan./Feb. 2019 issue)

Chalie Savage, National Emergency Powers and Trump’s Border Wall, Explained, N.Y. Times (Jan. 7, 2019)


Louis Fisher, Invoking Inherent Powers: A Primer, 37 Presidential Studies Q. 1 (2007), Library of Congress link

Harold C. Relyea, Cong. Research Serv., 98-505 GOV, National Emergency Power (2007)