Supreme Court allows border wall construction to continue, OANN, August 1, 2020
Construction of the U.S. border wall will continue. In a 5-4 vote Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration and against groups aiming to block federal spending on the wall.
Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli gave an enthusiastic approval of the move and praised the president’s aggressive strategy to get the wall built within the boundaries of the law. According to him, the wall will hit the 300 mile mark before the end of the summer and will pass well over 400 miles by the year’s end.
Formal complaints on the issue came from the ACLU and Sierra Club. They sought to strike down an order from last July, which permitted the president to use federal funds for the wall amid legal debate.
Now, the Trump administration may make good on its promise to build the wall and carry out defense contracts worth $2.5 billion. [More]
The Supreme Court reaffirmed today that it meant what it said a year ago: special interest groups likely lack any cause of action to sue the Department of Defense from transferring funds, and the Trump Administration should be allowed to build the wall and protect our country while litigation proceeds. Borders are a non-controversial reality of every sovereign nation, and we plan to defend ours.