Supreme Court Delivers Huge Win For President Trump; Won't Stop Border Wall
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The nation's highest court delivered a major win for President Trump's immigration policies on Friday when it denied an effort by leftist groups to halt the construction of the controversial border wall.
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court refused to deny the use of Defense Department funds to build the wall, a crucial national security project that has been impeded by Democrats and their army of judicial obstructionists.
It was a big win for Trump who has recently found himself on the wrong end of crucial SCOTUS decisions with Chief Justice John Roberts defecting to join the liberals on rulings against religious freedom, abortion, and transgender rights.
Via The Hill, "Supreme Court declines to halt Trump border wall":
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to block the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in reallocated Pentagon funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
In a 5-4 ruling that broke along ideological lines, the court's conservative majority denied a bid by interest groups to halt construction after a federal appeals court last month said the use of defense funding for the project is illegal. The court’s four more liberal justices dissented from the ruling.
The Sierra Club, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other challengers had asked the justices to lift their order from last July that allowed President Trump to begin spending the funds while legal challenges proceeded through the courts.
But the Friday ruling means the court’s July 2019 order, also decided 5-4, remains in effect despite a ruling by a federal appeals court in California last month that Trump’s diversion of defense, military and other funding was unconstitutional.
Justice Stephen Breyer, in dissent, said he feared the majority’s ruling “may operate, in effect, as a final judgment.”
By allowing the construction to continue, the highly politicized court has effectively punted on the wall until after the election and raising the stakes even higher than they already are with whoever wins being able to set the court's direction for a generation.
For now, it's a win but the resistance is relentless.