CRS Report: Definition of National Emergency under the National Emergencies Act

From the introduction to Definition of National Emergency under the National Emergencies Act (LSB10267, Mar. 1, 2019):

The National Emergencies Act (NEA) provides a framework for the President to declare a national emergency, but does not define what may constitute a national emergency. Accordingly, assuming that the plaintiffs have demonstrated standing to bring suit, a court may turn to statutory canons, such as the ordinary meaning doctrine, or to the legislative history of the NEA and related statutes to determine the meaning of national emergency for purposes of the NEA.

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