There’s A Full-Fledged Fight Over The Wall Going On In The Supreme Court

Article publisher: 
Daily Caller
Article date: 
22 July 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
  • The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to stay a lower court order blocking reallocation of Pentagon funds for the border wall July 12.
  • House Democrats and environmental groups asked the justices to reject that request, saying it would give the government a permanent victory and seriously damage congressional power.
  • The Court could act on the administration’s request at any time. 
Environmental groups and House Democrats urged the Supreme Court not to disturb a lower court order blocking the reallocation of military funds for border wall projects.
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to put that ruling on hold while litigation continues July 12. Granting that request — called a stay — would give the government an irreversible victory, a coalition of environmentalists led by the Sierra Club warned.
“If a stay is granted and wall construction begins, there will be no turning back,” the green groups told the justices in court papers....

If the justices grant the administration’s request, the government can begin construction on several border wall projects the courts may never be able to undo. That is exactly the sort of outcome stays mean to prevent, the Sierra Club said. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) represents the Sierra Club before the high court....