Supreme Court denies request to halt construction of the border wall

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote has denied a request to halt construction of President Trump’s border wall over environmental concerns.

A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way for the administration to use military funds for construction while the case played out in the courts.

A federal appeals court had ruled against the administration last month, but the justices, for now, have given another temporary victory to the administration.

"The fight continues,” said Dror Ladin, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project. “Every lower court to consider the question has ruled President Trump’s border wall illegal, and the Supreme Court’s temporary order does not decide the case. We’ll be back before the Supreme Court soon to put a stop to Trump’s xenophobic border wall once and for all.”

The four liberal justices dissented from Friday’s order.

In June, the Supreme Court also declined to hear an appeal from a coalition of environmental groups that pushed back against the Trump administration’s construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity, challenged a 1996 law giving the president authority to fight illegal immigration and border crossings, and limiting some legal challenges.

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The coalition claimed that the Trump administration did not conduct sufficient environmental impact studies for the construction and that endangered species like the jaguar and Mexican wolf would be adversely affected by the barrier.

They had asserted in their case that the law’s allowance for the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of border fencing violates the Constitution’s separation of powers. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had dismissed the case, citing a prior case from 2007 with “a nearly identical context.”

“This Court finds that precedent persuasive, and it compels the conclusion that Plaintiffs’ complaint fails to state plausible constitutional claims as a matter of law,” the Circuit Court’s ruling said.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

I’d be more interested to hear your opinion and assessment of the situation, rather than the news itself.
(If I want to hear the news, news updates, etc. I will seek other venues.)

Well, sparky you have to start with a topic.

Then you can have a discussion.

Th border wall and enforcement is long over due. Illegal immigration is at the heart of so many problems in the US and it encompasses many other issues.

  1. A never ending supply of entry level workers surpasses wages. Why hand ut raises when people are waiting in line for the job.
  2. It’s a serious strain on welfare resources.
  3. It’s a strain on school finances as well as curriculum.
  4. The cost of healthcare rises when you have millions of non payers and the payers covering their costs.
  5. Increase in criminal activity.
  6. The legal services cost of illegal immigration is staggering.
  7. The additional works keep teens unemployed as employers prefer illegals and 40 hrs per week.
    The list is endless.
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There’s nothing beneficial about (virtual) open border with Mexico as you correctly point out.

So why are some Supreme Court justices against the wall?

Are these justices against America?
If so, why are they sitting where they sit?
Who’s behind them?
Whose interest do they represent?

Is the Supreme Court representative of America in its ethnic makeup? We know the answer.

The 4 justice the void against it were the 4 liberal judges.

That should suffice for the why.

Justices are nominated by presidents hence thy may be partisan. Last 2 were progressives nominated by Obama.

5-4 WTF !!! The same 4 assholes !!!

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg… The dead voting starts here. LOL

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The left is in a power grab and their priority is to stack SCOTUS! Has there ever been a 6-4 majority? The magic number is nine? Nevertheless the Wall continues. National security always will supersede any environmental study!

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