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SCOTUS OKs Trump Plan to Use Military Funds for Border Wall

HeadlineJul 29, 2019

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court Friday allowed President Trump to move ahead with the use of $2.5 billion of military funds to build his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border after he declared a national emergency in February. Last month, a federal judge halted the move, saying Trump does not have the authority to circumvent Congress to appropriate the funds required for construction. In a statement, the ACLU responded by saying, “Border communities, the environment, and our Constitution’s separation of powers will be permanently harmed should Trump get away with pillaging military funds for a xenophobic border wall Congress denied.”

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