Battle Over Trump's Tariff Power Moves To High Court

Law360 (April 15, 2019, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The legal push to strike down the Cold War-era law used by President Donald Trump to set tariffs on national security grounds unexpectedly shifted to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as a group of steel importers petitioned the justices to rule the law unconstitutional.

A U.S. Court of International Trade panel last month expressed reservations about the wide authority granted to the president under the law — Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 — but said it was nevertheless bound by a 1976 high court ruling that upheld the statute.

The ruling dealt a loss to a...

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