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Trump’s Use of Military Funds for US-Mexico Border Wall Illegal, Federal Court Rules

Trump’s Use of Military Funds for US-Mexico Border Wall Illegal, Federal Court Rules

BY JACK PHILLIPS A federal appeals court in California on Friday ruled that the Trump administration’s use of Pentagon funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was illegal. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Trump’s diversion of defense and military funding violated the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution, which gives Congress the exclusive power of […]

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Diverting $3.6 Billion in Military Funds Toward Border Wall

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Diverting $3.6 Billion in Military Funds Toward Border Wall

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from diverting $3.6 billion in military funds toward the construction of the border wall. Judge David Briones of the Western District of Texas issued a permanent nationwide injunction (pdf) on Tuesday, ruling that the administration’s move to redirect the funds is “unlawful.” The administration is expected […]

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Build 100 Miles Of Wall With Military Funds

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Build 100 Miles Of Wall With Military Funds

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court lifted lower court orders barring the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds to finance construction of the border wall in a Friday evening decision. The ruling, called a stay, allows the government to start construction on 100 miles of border wall while […]

Federal Judge Blocks Billions Of Dollars For Border Wall Funding

Federal Judge Blocks Billions Of Dollars For Border Wall Funding

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   A federal judge in California barred the Trump administration Friday night from reallocating $2.5 billion to construct border barriers. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee, expanded an earlier order and forbade the government from moving forward with specific border wall projects in Arizona, California, New […]