Learning from Current Events:Declaring National Emergency
By KrisAnne Hall, JD
When Americans ask questions like “Can the president do…?” “Can the House, Senate, or Supreme Court do…?” the first sources that must be consulted are the Constitution and the people who drafted it. If the Constitution provides no authority for the activity, then the power does not Constitutionally reside in the hands the federal government. So more to the root of the question being asked, “Does the Constitution enumerate a power to the President to declare a state of emergency?
2. Class 1: Introduction: Asking the Proper Questions
3. Class 2: Where Does the Power Exist
4. Class 3: What Does the Constitution Say
5. Class 4: Can the Congress Constituionally Delegate their Power?
6. Class 5: Article 4 section 4 & Presidential Power
7. Class 6: Article 4 section 4 part 2
8. Class 7:Conclusion
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