SCOTUS lifts lower court freeze on border fence construction with military funds

SCOTUS lifts lower court freeze on border fence construction with military funds
Trump tours new section of border fence in California. Fox 10 Phoenix video, YouTube

[Ed. – A big win for Trump.]

The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in lifting a freeze backed by a lower court that had halted plans to use $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall construction.

The decision, which split the bench along ideological lines, allows the administration to move ahead with plans to use military funds to replace existing fencing in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

The conservative justices on the court ruled in favor of the administration. Liberal justices Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. And Justice Stephen Breyer issued a split opinion, agreeing in part with both sides. …

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which opposes the funding for the wall, vowed to keep fighting.

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