'Donald Trump, We'll See You In Court': California To Sue Over Emergency Declaration

California plans to sue the Trump administration over the president's emergency declaration to fund construction of a border wall. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to decry Trump's plan at a news conference Friday. They also hinted that a multistate lawsuit against the administration was imminent. "Donald Trump, we'll see you in court," Newsom said. "President Trump got one thing right this morning about his declaration when he said, 'I didn't have to do this.'...

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether 2020 Census Will Include Citizenship Question

Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The decision grants the administration's request for an immediate review of a lower court's ruling that stopped plans for the question. A hearing is expected to be held in April. The question asks, " Is this person a citizen of the United States? " The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle with dozens of states, cities and other groups...

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its February 24 live broadcast of the Oscars will include four cinematography awards, reversing a decision to present them during commercial breaks.

Television viewers of the 91st Academy Awards will see presenters open the envelopes, and winners make their way to the stage and give speeches for best cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling.

Journalists at the Hartford Courant have won the right to organize, just four days after they asked parent company Tribune Publishing to recognize the union. Organizers at the Connecticut newspaper had also filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.

(Airs 2/15/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Amazon cancels its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, our political observer Alan Chartock share his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s meeting with President Trump, and Municipal leaders deliver a message to state lawmakers.

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California plans to sue the Trump administration over the president's emergency declaration to fund construction of a border wall.

Gov. Gavin Newsom joined state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to decry Trump's plan at a news conference Friday. They also hinted that a multistate lawsuit against the administration was imminent.

"Donald Trump, we'll see you in court," Newsom said.

Updated at 5:07 p.m. ET

President Trump's emergency declaration will potentially free up over $6 billion to build hundreds more miles of barriers along the Southern border. One of the places prioritized for construction is the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where the majority of illegal crossings now occur. Residents there have strong views about the barrier, both pro and con.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with a show about a supercomputer. (No, not Mike.)

The Westchester County executive is pushing a proposal to bring in new revenue. In a move to combat a limited SALT deduction and a winnowing fund reserve, the new funding stream would not raise property taxes.

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