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Trump is using Emergencies Act in an appropriate way at a time of crisis

Mar 15, 2019 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

The 1976 National Emergencies Act was passed to formalize the emergency powers of the president, powers presidents had exercised for nearly 200 years. Since the passage of the act, presidents have declared 58 National Emergencies.

The National Emergencies Act recognizes the president has special powers during a crisis/emergency. The act changed pre-existing discretionary practices by creating a formal process by which implied presidential power is exercised. It sets out the necessity of em...