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Supreme Court allows Donald Trump to use defense funds to build the border wall

July 26, 2019

  While we were all distracted by Robert Mueller’s testimony and the Democrats’ talk of impeachment the Supreme Court handed the President a victory today which all but slipped under the radar.

  Donald Trump’s plan to use $2.5 billion in defense money to build the wall on the Mexican border hit a snag when the ACLU challenged the President’s authority to do so and the lower courts put a freeze on the money, but earlier today the Supreme Court ruled that the President could indeed use this money to build the wall.

  Here is more:

The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts. The court’s four liberal justices wouldn’t have allowed construction to start.

The justices’ decision to lift the freeze on the money allows Trump to make progress on a major 2016 campaign promise heading into his race for a second term. Trump tweeted after the announcement: “Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”

  This is a big win for Donald Trump and construction of the wall should begin immediately. Slowly but surely Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to build a wall on the Southern border.

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