The Supreme Court just handed a yuge victory to Trump and the border wall:
JUST IN: Supreme Court allows Trump administration to spend $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds on border wall pic.twitter.com/JVxFusMf41— Reuters (@Reuters) July 26, 2019
BREAKING: Supreme Court backs Trump on border wall, lets administration start using reprogrammed Pentagon dollars to construct more than 100 miles of fencing.— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) July 26, 2019
BREAKING: Supreme Court allows Trump to use $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to build part of border wall— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) July 26, 2019
That’s a lot of money.
Here’s part of the judgement:
NOW: In a divided decision, the Supreme Court rules the Trump administration can begin using some of the contested federal funds Trump redirected for border wall construction — the court granted the admin's request to stay a lower court injunction https://t.co/SSEU48JLNU pic.twitter.com/DPijozmm8B— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) July 26, 2019
I’ll have more as it becomes available, but it looks like Trump is going to be able to divert funds in order to start building his wall, which is a yuge yuge win for him that will drive liberals absolutely bat-obama crazy.
El presidente tweeted about the “big VICTORY”:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
I can’t wait to see the liberal tears flow…
Here’s more on the ruling from the Hill:
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Trump administration can start using military funds to construct a wall on the southern border, handing the president a major legal victory.
The ruling allows the administration to use $2.5 billion in military funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while litigation plays out. A lower court had issued an injunction blocking officials from using those funds.
The Supreme Court’s four liberal justices each at least partially dissented on the ruling Friday.
In an unsigned order, justices said they ruled in favor of the administration partly because “the Government has made a sufficient showing at this stage that the plaintiffs have no cause of action to obtain review” of the administration’s compliance with the federal statute invoked to divert the military funds.
Very interesting. This means a lot of border wall, and lots of photo ops for the Trumpinator.