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Supreme Court Rules Trump Can Redirect $2.5 Billion In Military Funds To Build Wall

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Can Redirect $2.5 Billion In Military Funds To Build Wall




The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Trump administration can transfer billions of dollars of disputed military funding in order to construct hundreds of miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, California and New Mexico.

The court voted 5-4 to allow the funding, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissenting. Justice Stephen Breyer also dissented, in part.

The administration had asked the nation’s highest court earlier this month to temporarily pause lower court rulings that blocked officials from using some of the diverted Pentagon funds for border wall construction.



“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!” Trump wrote in a tweet after the ruling.


CNBC reports that the funding transfer “was challenged by the environmental nonprofit Sierra Club and a border area advocacy group in February, shortly after Trump announced he would move forward with plans to construct the wall despite opposition from Congress.”





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