Mark Herring

Protesters worry President's border wall national emergency will set precedent

Protesters worry President's border wall national emergency will set precedent

As the sun began to set and cars, trucks and tractor-trailers zoomed by on Monticello Avenue, about 50 protesters stood shoulder to shoulder in front of the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse.

On Presidents Day, protesters with Williamsburg’s liberal groups challenged President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border with Mexico — a declaration the president said was unnecessary at the time he announced it.

The national emergency calls for some military...

39°