A Republican senator is trying to prevent President Donald Trump from bypassing the Supreme Court and forcing states to enforce his controversial executive orders on immigration.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) told The Hill on Monday that the president should have to wait for an emergency clause in his order to bypass the court.
The bill, which is being introduced in the Senate Judiciary Committee, would require the president to notify Congress of any emergency to which he would invoke executive authority and notify Congress, within 10 days, of any other executive order that would affect the same affected class.
Casey’s proposal is the latest attempt to stop the president from using the executive power to bypass a court that has held he is violating the Constitution’s separation of powers and has refused to rule on his previous executive orders.
Trump on Monday issued an executive order to halt the implementation of the president’s controversial executive order temporarily banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.
Trump said the executive order was intended to prevent terror attacks, but critics argue it will have little effect.