by James Buchanan
An Obama-appointed liberal activist judge made two rulings that held up using Defense money for the border wall. The extremely liberal and probably insane Ninth Circuit Court upheld the ruling, but now the Supreme Court has ruled that border wall construction can proceed.
President Trump used his emergency powers in February to begin accessing billions of dollars for the border wall after repeated failures by Congress to secure our borders. The Obama-appointed judge tried to argue that Trump needs Congressional approval, but the whole point of emergency powers is to allow the president to deal with a crisis without going through normal channels. The objection was completely frivolous and it’s good to see the Supreme Court backing Trump up on this.
One news article reports “The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.”
“The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money…”
“…Trump tweeted after the announcement: ‘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!’”