HUGE Win: Supreme Court Gives Trump OK to Spend Military Budget on Wall Construction


The U.S. Supreme Court gave President Donald Trump a HUGE win, Friday, when they said it was OK to use the military budget for border wall construction.

The Supreme Court lifted a lower court’s order barring the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds to finance construction of the border wall.

The SCOTUS issued a stay allowing Trump to begin building the wall immediately even as a lawsuit meant to stop him continues to churn through the courts.

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According to Daily Caller:

The five conservative justices voted with the government in full. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan indicated their full dissent. Justice Stephen Breyer proposed a compromise in a partial dissent.

“The government has made a sufficient showing at this stage that the plaintiffs have no cause of action to obtain review,” the Court’s order reads.

Trump declared a national emergency on the border and maintained that he had the power to use money intended for the military to address that emergency.

Naturally, the left disputes that clam and — as they always do — they ran to a left-wing, lawless “judge” to help them stop Trump.

As Daily Caller adds:

The $2.5 billion for counter-drug efforts were at issue in Friday’s case. That sum was slated to finance fencing in Arizona, California, and New Mexico. Government lawyers said those projects are priorities for the Department of Homeland Security, as they are meant to deter narcotic trafficking in major drug smuggling corridors. The administration moved the funds pursuant to a transfer statute that allows such reallocations to address “unforeseen needs,” provided they have not been “denied by the Congress.”

A plaintiffs coalition of environmentalists led by the Sierra Club sued the administration to stop the reassignment. The plaintiffs said they have “recreational and aesthetic interests” in habitats near the border, like “hiking, birdwatching, [and] photography.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) represents the plaintiffs.

The administration says that the enviro-nut groups have no standing to sue to stop the transfer of funds.

But by staying the lower court’s order, it is pretty clear that the justices agree that the environut groups don’t have standing to sue, but will let the lawsuits go through their paces for now.

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