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Supreme Court rules border wall construction can continue

August 1, 2020

  Back and forth we go in the court battle over Donald Trump’s plan to reallocate Defense money to build a wall at the Southern border. When last we left this story the 9th Circuit Court put a halt to the project after ruling Donald Trump illegally sidestepped the Congress to reallocate money the Congress already allocated.

  The Department of Justice is appealing the decision and, much like it did before, the Supreme Court has ruled that the border wall construction can continue while the case makes its way through the court system. Here is more:

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Trump administration can proceed with plans to build a portion of the border wall while lawsuits over the use of Pentagon funds to do so plays out in court.

The court voted 5-4 against a challenge by a group of environmental organizations represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The groups sued over the administration’s decision to divert $2.5 billion in military funds to carry out the construction of the border wall in Arizona, New Mexico and California.

A federal appeals court ruled last month that the movement of funds violated the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution because Congress originally designated the funds for defense spending, not the Department of Homeland Security. The Justice Department plans to appeal the case to the Supreme Court in August.

The high court said construction can continue in the meantime.

  And so the battle rages on, the wall continues to slowly be built, and we await the next ruling. At this rate the money is going to be spent before the case is resolved.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2020 7:17 am

    Anyone want to bet that Biden and his crew will take the wall down if elected?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MaddMedic permalink
    August 1, 2020 8:03 am

    If Biden gets elected more then the wall will get torn down.

    Liked by 1 person

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