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Judge rules House has no standing to sue Donald Trump over using Pentagon funds to build the wall

June 3, 2019

  Last week a Federal Judge partially blocked Donald Trump’s attempt to reallocate funds from the Defense budget to build the wall. This order only halted wall building on a few certain sections of the border, but allowed construction to continue on other sections of the wall.

  Meanwhile, the lawsuits continue and today a Judge has ruled that the Democratic controlled House does not have the standing to sue the Trump administration to stop it from reallocating military funds. Here is more:

A federal judge has ruled against congressional Democrats who sought to temporarily stop the president from using military funds for a border wall.

Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, handed the president a needed victory after the White House suffered several losses in legal battles with Democrats in recent days. 

McFadden ruled that House Democrats cannot go to court to block Trump from using military funds to build the border wall “because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims.”

“To be clear, the Court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers,” McFadden wrote. 

But he said that because the House failed to show it has standing in court and given the lack of binding precedent showing it can sue and rulings made in related cases, “the Court cannot assume jurisdiction to proceed to the merits.”

“The Court declines to take sides in this fight between the House and the President,” McFadden added.

  This looks to be a big victory for Donald Trump because it seems to uphold his executive authority as Commander in Chief of the military. I am not sure how it works from here: now that this court has rule the House does not have standing to sue on this issue can the House turn around and appeal? Or does the no standing ruling mean there is no appeal?

  Either way the battle still rages on because there are still pending lawsuits upcoming, but we can enjoy watching the Democrats in the House get slapped down for a little while.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2019 8:14 pm

    Looks like we got a lucky draw of a judge finally. So political now,,, Standing is a good question as to if it can be appealed. Good fined and much needed on days like today.

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    • June 4, 2019 7:03 pm

      I have a feeling they will still be able to shop this around until they find a judge that gives them standing, it couldn’t possibly be this easy.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. MaddMedic permalink
    June 4, 2019 8:45 am

    Democrats..Nothing matters but….TRUMP..They should all be fired for failing to do one damn thing they were elected for…Sure are not representing anyone but themselves and their partisan interests..

    Liked by 3 people

    • June 4, 2019 7:05 pm

      I couldn’t agree more but somehow I think they believe they are doing what they were elected to do…

      Like

  3. June 4, 2019 12:55 pm

    Thx for that bit of ‘good news’ Steve.
    “.. the House does not have a standing ..” really is key isn’t it 🙂
    If the enemy within can be purged and replaced how much nicer it would be! esp. those inserted illegally.
    God wasn’t kidding when telling us we’re in a ‘dark and fallen evil world’ 😨 but He also stated, ‘don’t fear, He’s overcome the world’ & by the Spirit of Truth ‘we can be overcomes too’! So may that be!

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    • June 4, 2019 7:08 pm

      We have to take what little good news we can take when we get it! Someday it will all be overcome, we just have to stay focused on the real Truth!

      Liked by 1 person

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