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Trump’s Pandemic Relief Actions Likely to Face Legal Challenges

  • President now faces fight over measures many critics support
  • States may refuse to comply; landlords, others likely to sue
Bloomberg business news
Watch: President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers and continued expanded unemployment benefits, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has faced a barrage of lawsuits from top Democrats and liberal advocacy groups challenging his broad assertions of executive power, usually over contentious issues like his crackdown on sanctuary cities or his refusal to cooperate with congressional investigations.