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Judges rule Donald Trump CANNOT use $2.5 billion in military cash to build his border wall...
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Miloch
2020-06-26 19:39:23 UTC
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...- days after he signed a new section

more at
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8464485/Appeals-court-Trump-wrongly-diverted-2-5B-border-wall.html

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its
transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections
of the U.S. border wall with Mexico, ruling it illegally sidestepped Congress,
which gets to decide how to use the funds.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a coalition of border states
and environmental groups that contended the money transfer was unlawful and that
building the wall would pose environmental threats.

The latest twist in the legal battle that has largely gone Trump's way came
after the Supreme Court previously allowed the $2.5 billion to be spent while
the litigation continued, blunting the impact of the latest appeals court
action.

The administration has already awarded much of the money, including a
$1.3-billion job in Arizona that was announced last month.

Trump visited Yuma, Arizona, this week to mark completion of the 200th mile of
border wall during his administration, much of it with the transferred military
funds that the 9th Circuit panel found illegal.

After the $2.5-billion transfer of military funds, the Pentagon diverted another
$3.6 billion that an appeals court in New Orleans ruled in January could be
spent.

The panel ruled that the Trump administration not only lacked the authority to
authorize the transfer of funds, 'but also violated an express constitutional
prohibition designed to protect individual liberties.'

The vote was 2-1 with judges appointed by former President Bill Clinton in the
majority and a Trump nominee dissenting.

The panel also held that the government failed to show that the border wall
construction would halt the flow of illegal drugs. It said the administration
had cited drug statistics but didn't address how.

'The executive branch's failure to show, in concrete terms, that the public's
interest favors a border wall is particularly significant given that Congress
determined fencing to be a lower budgetary priority and the Department of
Justice's data points to a contrary conclusion,' the majority wrote.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led a 20-state coalition of
attorneys general which sued the administration, praised the decision.

'Today, the court reminded the president - once again - that no one is above the
law,' he said in a statement.

'While the Trump administration steals public funds to build an unauthorized
wall at the southern border, families across the country are struggling to pay
their bills. They deserve to know that their hard-earned dollars are going where
Congress intended - to benefit them and their communities.'







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Hello Kiitty
2020-06-26 20:31:21 UTC
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Post by Miloch
Trump visited Yuma, Arizona, this week to mark completion of the 200th mile of
border wall during his administration
Great accomplishment. They said it wouldn't be done. Next build a wall around
SF and Marin City.
Post by Miloch
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra,
A real pile of shit that guy is.
Mitchell Holman
2020-06-27 01:52:35 UTC
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Post by Hello Kiitty
Post by Miloch
Trump visited Yuma, Arizona, this week to mark completion of the 200th
mile of border wall during his administration
Great accomplishment. They said it wouldn't be done.
And it hasn't been done.


"On December 17, 2019, acting Commissioner of U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan stated
that 93 miles of barriers has been built during
the Trump administration; according to CBP figures,
at least 90 miles of that replaced existing structures"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_wall
Hello Kiitty
2020-06-27 02:05:38 UTC
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Post by Mitchell Holman
Post by Hello Kiitty
Post by Miloch
Trump visited Yuma, Arizona, this week to mark completion of the 200th
mile of border wall during his administration
Great accomplishment. They said it wouldn't be done.
And it hasn't been done.
"On December 17, 2019, acting Commissioner of U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan stated
that 93 miles of barriers has been built during
the Trump administration; according to CBP figures,
at least 90 miles of that replaced existing structures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_wall
Great! That should slow 'em down! Next term he'll build some more.
Miloch
2020-06-27 02:37:16 UTC
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In article <***@216.166.97.131>, Mitchell Holman
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Post by Mitchell Holman
Post by Hello Kiitty
Post by Miloch
Trump visited Yuma, Arizona, this week to mark completion of the 200th
mile of border wall during his administration
Great accomplishment. They said it wouldn't be done.
And it hasn't been done.
Not to worry...Jared Kushner's on the case...he was appointed in Nov 2019 to
oversee its construction!

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/kushner-reportedly-overseeing-construction-trump-s-border-wall-n1091361



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Post by Mitchell Holman
"On December 17, 2019, acting Commissioner of U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan stated
that 93 miles of barriers has been built during
the Trump administration; according to CBP figures,
at least 90 miles of that replaced existing structures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_wall
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