Posted at 8:01 am on January 9, 2020
Back in October, we looked at a court ruling in Texas that blocked President Trump’s plan to allocate certain military funding to continue work on border wall construction. Judge David Briones, a Clinton appointee, agreed with the County of El Paso, Texas and liberal activist group Border Network for Human Rights, that the project would result in “damages” to the plaintiffs. At that time, I posed a few questions, including this one. “You might be wondering how either of these entities established standing to bring a lawsuit over the disbursement of federal funds. Good question.”
The White House appealed the decision and it was sent to a three-judge panel on the Fifth Circut. In a 2-1 decision, they seemed to see the same problem with the complaint and lifted the injunction, ruling that the project can move forward. (Politico)
A divided federal appeals court has lifted a lower court’s order blocking $3.6 billion in military construction funds that President Donald Trump planned to use to finance an expanded and improved border wall.
The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order on Wednesday granting the Trump administration’s request to stay the injunction that U.S. District Court Judge David Briones, based in El Paso, Texas, issued last month…
The 5th Circuit panel’s majority did not provide a detailed explanation for its action, but noted that last July the Supreme Court stayed a similar injunction issued by a federal judge in Oakland, Calif.