By Leisa Boley Hellwarth, a dairy farmer and attorney near Celina
In his play The Tempest, William Shakespeare said it best: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”
That is an apt description of the various plaintiffs who have filed suit against Trump’s emergency declaration regarding the border wall. California and 15 other states (Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia), the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), Public Citizens (a liberal watch dog group) and Texas landowners (typically conservative farmers and ranchers that are supportive of the current administration).
The first lawsuit challenging the emergency declaration was filed on Feb. 15, 2019 by four plaintiffs — three landowners from Starr County, Texas and the Frontera Audubon Society. These plaintiffs object to the process that the President used to gain the funding after Congress largely denied it to him.
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