(NewsReady.com) – President Donald Trump’s quest to build a border wall cleared another hurdle in the Supreme Court recently. The commander-in-chief is now one step closer to making America as safe as possible.
On July 31, in a 5-4 vote, the high court shot down a request from environmental groups to stop the construction of the wall along certain sections of the US-Mexico border.
#SCOTUS turned down request from opponents of President Donald Trump’s border wall to order a temporary stop to construction. Justice Breyer dissents from denial of motion to lift stay entered last year, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, & Kagan.
— Amy Howe (@AHoweBlogger) July 31, 2020
The organizations, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), challenged Trump’s use of $2.5 billion in military funds to construct portions of the barrier. There was an issue with their case, though.
In June, a federal appeals court said the president didn’t have the authority to do so without approval from Congress. However, that ruling contradicted the Supreme Court’s 2019 decision allowing Trump to use military funding for the project.
The latest order was temporary to allow the case time to wind through the court. In the meantime, though, the president will be able to continue fulfilling his promise to the American people.
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