Attorney General Maura Healey Weighs Lawsuit Over Trump's Emergency Declaration - NBC10 Boston

Attorney General Maura Healey Weighs Lawsuit Over Trump's Emergency Declaration

Healey called the President's decision to declare a national emergency "an illegal power grab"

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Declaration

    California, New York, Maryland and 13 other states have filed lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. The declaration bypasses Congress, allowing Trump to use military funds to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019)

    Attorney General Maura Healey is weighing legal action against the Trump administration following President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

    Healey on Tuesday called Trump's action "an illegal power grab" and a violation of the constitutional separation of powers.

    On Monday, 16 states filed a lawsuit calling Trump's declaration unconstitutional. Massachusetts wasn't among them.

    The Democrat said in a statement her office has been in touch with the group behind the lawsuit and is "working to determine the full scope and impact on Massachusetts."

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Healey said she wants to ensure she has the strongest possible case "if and when we challenge the administration's actions."

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said he believes Healey is looking into whether Massachusetts has legal standing to join the case.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.