Wisconsin joins lawsuit challenging Trump’s national emergency declaration

 Gov. Tony Evers today announced that he has authorized Attorney General Josh Kaul to join the state of Wisconsin as a plaintiff in California, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al., which challenges the president’s declaration of national emergency.

Evers made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in a news release from the governor’s office.

Attorneys general from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont also today joined the coalition challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress for other purposes, according to the news release.

With these states, the coalition challenging the declaration is now 20 attorneys general. The coalition alleges that the Trump Administration’s emergency declaration and diversion of funds is unconstitutional and otherwise unlawful. The group seeks to block the Trump Administration’s emergency declaration, the unauthorized construction of the border wall, and any illegal diversion of Congressionally-appropriated funds.

To read more go here: https://wkow.com/news/political/2019/03/13/breaking-wisconsin-joins-lawsuit-challenging-trumps-national-emergency-declaration/

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