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Demonstrators at a protest against President Trump's declaration of emergency powers. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

A coalition of 16 Democratic attorneys general, led by Xavier Becerra in California, filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s move last week to invoke emergency powers to access more money to build wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Details: The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — whose judges have ruled against other Trump administration policies in the past — said that Trump does not have the power to circumvent Congress and divert funds for the construction of the wall. It said the legislative branch controls government spending and that Trump's move is unconstitutional.

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Trump set to appear at Pennsylvania GOP hearing on voter fraud claims

President Trumpat the White House on Tuesday. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump is due to join his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Wednesday at a Republican-led state Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing to discuss alleged election irregularities.

Why it matters: This would be his first trip outside of the DMV since Election Day and comes shortly after GSA ascertained the results, formally signing off on a transition to President-elect Biden.

Scoop: Trump tells confidants he plans to pardon Michael Flynn

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President Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: Sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said Flynn will be part of a series of pardons that Trump issues between now and when he leaves office.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
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Remote work shakes up geopolitics

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.

The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.