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READ: Lawsuit challenging Trump's national emergency at southern border

Posted February 18, 2019 8:51 p.m. EST

— Sixteen states filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration for the southern border.

The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.The attorneys general from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia joined California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in the lawsuit.