Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack is unhappy with the status of contract negotiations and is withholding his services from the team until he gets the deal he wants.
rdranman: The author invokes his own definition of emergency. What constitutes an emergency is what the declarer of that emergency believes it is. The law which gives the President the power to declare an emergency also give Congress the power to revoke that declaration. As such, it appears that Congress has not given up its control over the purse strings. All they have to do is pass a resolution declaring they don't agree. Pretty clear to me that both the President and Congress have the rights spelled out in the law. The author sites a 1952 decision by the Supreme Court that nullified a declared emergency by harry Truman. That case has no bearing since it was 20 years prior to the 1974 law passed by Congress giving the President the authority to declare an emergency. If Congress doesn't like the laws it passed, then it should vote to eliminate them. Simple as that. The Supreme Court is not there to adjudicate differences between Congress and the Executive Branch, it's there to interpret the laws as they have been passed (assuming they do not violate the constitution, which would require ratification by the majority of states).