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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"

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    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."

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

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    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.

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