Washington — The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a last-ditch attempt by environmentalists to block the ongoing construction of a portion of President Donald Trump’s border wall.
The Sierra Club asked the Justice to revoke the verdict a year ago. Construction is allowed. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union said that a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in late June that the government’s use of funds for the Department of Defense was illegal.
Without a Supreme Court lawsuit, representing the Sierra Club and the Southern Frontier Community Alliance, the Trump administration would spend all this money before the judge had a chance to decide the merits.
But on Friday, the court allowed its previous order to uphold the original verdict, with conservatives in the majority and four liberals opposed.
In a brief objection, Justice Stephen Breyer stated that environmentalists' demands will not harm the government.
This is usually the case in emergency orders, and most people do not explain the reason. Breyer wrote: "The government has clearly finalized the contract, avoiding the irreparable harm it claimed when it first sought the suspension." "Nevertheless, I fear that the court's decision to continue construction may become the final judgment." 1965 , A panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled that Trump transferred 2.5 billion US dollars of military funds to pay for the construction of the border wall last year. This was an illegal expansion of the chief executive.
Trump ran for president in 2016 and promised Mexico Payment will be made for the border wall. He received more than $15 billion in federal funding for his signature projects, including $5 billion provided by Congress through regular appropriations. The president has used the remaining 10 billion dollars into the Pentagon’s accounts, including the $2.5 billion transfer that the Ninth Circuit said last year as illegal.
Last summer, the Supreme Court voted a similar 5 to 4 vote to let the administration continue.
In fact, most of the 2.5 billion US dollars have been spent, and the part of the wall funded by it has been built. Of the two projects in New Mexico and Arizona, about 40 miles have not been completed.
The conservative majority of the Supreme Court allowed the government to work last summer, stating that the government "has fully demonstrated
at this stage, but the panel of experts from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the magistrate, but this is not the case. The panel said in its 2-1 decision: “This is a priority for the court to enforce Congress, and it found that the Sierra Club “may invoke separation of powers restrictions, such as appropriation clauses, to protect against more than
Acting Deputy Attorney General Jie Jeffrey Wall (Jeffrey Wall) stated that the court had no reason to cancel its hold. Wall said in a briefing to the justices.
The American Civil Liberties Union stated that the court should still vote later to hear the case. The merits.
19659002] "We will soon return to the Supreme Court and stop Trump's xenophobic border wall once and for all," said Dror Ladin, an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union. "The government admits that if we finally gain the upper hand, it can be removed. For the separation wall, we will keep our promise and demand the removal of the illegal separation wall built every mile.
The case is Sierra Club v. Trump.