Advance reading before Trump's Border speech


This is a WikiTribune roundup of interesting things people may want to read before Trump’s speech tomorrow night, Tuesday January 8th.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter

I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.

Trump has been threatening to invoke a state of emergency in order to build his proposed Mexican border wall.

This is relevant: 10 U.S. Code § 2808 – Construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency

The Atlantic recently ran an article explaining “state of emergency” and what it might mean: What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

A recent article from Bustle discussed whether 10 US Code sec 2808 could be used and what limitations there might be if it were.

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