President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall faces legal challenges as expected. Several lawsuits will quikly work their way to the US Supreme Court, and then it could go either way. You can bet on the National Emergency to be blocked or to be ruled in favour. We think it will likely be blocked.
On February 15, President Trump stood in the Rose Garden and declared National Emergency.
“We will have a national emergency and we will then be sued. We will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we will get another bad ruling, and then we will end up at the Supreme Court and hopefully we will get a fair shake”, according to CNN.
As online sportsbook sites in the US expected, four major lawsuits have so far been filed. Besides, the US House of Representatives has just voted to block the national emergency, with a resolution of 245-182. The lawsuits could reach the Supreme Court in a matter of months. We should expect a decision by the beginning of 2020.
You can bet on the National Emergency at 22Bet Sportsbook, to be blocked by the Supreme Court with +250 odds, or to be ruled in favour with -455. Here is our analysis on the two scenarios.
The national emergency to be blocked
Online sportsbook news in the US reported that the Supreme Court once blocked a national emergency, declared by Harry Truman in 1952. Truman tried to seize steel mills in the face of a strike during the Korean War. He declared a national emergency. However, a divided Supreme Court blocked it in the end.
The scenario might repeat itself in the face of President Trump after a long legal battle. At least this is what Democrats hope for. Rep. Adam Schiff said to Washington Post,
“If Harry Truman could not nationalize the steel industry during wartime, this president does not have the power to declare an emergency and build a multibillion-dollar wall on the border.”
The Supreme Court to rule in favour
President Trump expressed his confidence to USA Today about his legal strategy. He said, “The law is 100 percent on my side”. His confidence to build a wall in Texas probably comes from his success to ban Muslims from visiting America.
When Trump declared the Muslim ban (rebranded as a travel ban), nearly 50 cases were filed in court. The Supreme Court was divided. Thus, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the contravetial 5-4 decision, allowing Trump’s travel ban to go into full effect. President Trump hopes the same scenario to take place with his declaration on the National Emergency.
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