#1 BREAKING: Trump Wins Supreme Court Case On Border Wall Funding… Developing… by algernonpj 26.07.2019 20:59


BREAKING: Trump Wins Supreme Court Case On Border Wall Funding… Developing…
Posted by Kane on July 26, 2019 6:36 pm

Supreme Court allows Trump to spend $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds on border wall

President Donald Trump scored a major victory at the Supreme Court on Friday, as the justices lifted a lower court order blocking a key part of his plan to expand the border wall with Mexico.

The Justice Department had asked the justices to stay a pair of rulings an Oakland-based federal judge issued in May and June blocking Trump’s plan to use about $2.5 billion in military construction funds for wall projects in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

All the Republican-appointed justices voted in favor of allowing Trump to proceed with that aspect of his plan while litigation over the issue continues. All the Democratic-appointed justices dissented, except for Justice Stephen Breyer who said he would have allowed the contracting process to move forward but blocked actual construction.

Trump announced in May that he intended to spend over $8 billion on border wall construction, despite the fact that Congress appropriated only $1.375 billion for that purposes and limited its use to southeast Texas. He also declared a state of emergency in an effort to unlock a portion of the funds.

This story is developing…

BREAKING: Supreme Court backs Trump on border wall, lets administration start using reprogrammed Pentagon dollars to construct more than 100 miles of fencing.

— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) July 26, 2019

The four liberal justices all at least partially dissent. Breyer says he would let the administration finalize the contracts but not begin construction.

— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) July 26, 2019



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