Feds agree to a deal with China to curb greenhouse gas emissions article A major U.S. federal court on Tuesday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump to block the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with Asia.
Trump’s lawyers argued that the president’s authority under the Constitution to negotiate trade deals cannot be used to block or delay a deal he has signed.
But a three-judge panel of the U.K.-based Supreme Court agreed with Trump’s argument.
The U.N. Trade Commission said in a ruling that the Trump administration had not shown that it had demonstrated that it has the power to delay the TPP trade agreement by filing a legal challenge to the president.
In an opinion joined by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the justices said that Trump had waived his constitutional power to veto the agreement.