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It was the first time that Congress had voted to block a president’s emergency declaration.
“A problem is not the same thing as an emergency,” said Brennan Center’s Elizabeth Goitein in a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
The National Emergencies Act gives the president enormous discretion — and powers.
The president’s declaration is an abuse of power.
By giving Congress additional time, Trump is taking away any legitimate justification for emergency action.
Repealing the ban, which is turning two, would send a powerful message to Muslim Americans that the pain and prejudice they suffer matters.
A Q&A with the Brennan Center's Liza Goitein, a leading expert on emergency powers.
While over-hyping terrorism committed by immigrants, DOJ is overlooking a bigger threat: terrorist violence from the far right.
The government already has plenty of tools to address far-right violence