Supreme Court denies request for halt to border wall construction

Supreme Court denies request for halt to border wall construction
Trump tours new section of border fence in California. Fox 10 Phoenix video, YouTube

[Ed. – This decision is about a request for a temporary halt as the underlying case goes through the courts.  It’s not a final decision on the case.]

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote has denied a request to halt construction of President Trump’s border wall over environmental concerns.

A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way for the administration to use military funds for construction while the case played out in the courts.

A federal appeals court had ruled against the administration last month, but the justices, for now, have given another temporary victory to the administration.

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