The Court Battle That Could Topple Trump's Metal Tariffs

By Alex Lawson (December 18, 2018, 6:11 PM EST) -- Attorneys will gather in the U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday morning for oral arguments in a case that could wipe out the Cold War-era statute used by President Donald Trump to impose sweeping steel and aluminum duties and provide the first legal check on the administration's robust trade enforcement push.

Driving the case are steel purchaser group American Institute for International Steel and importers Sim-Tex LP and Kurt Orban Partners LLC. They assert that the law used to install the tariffs — Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 — violates the Constitution because it gives away congressional...

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