The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed the Biden administration a stunning defeat with regard to construction on former President Donald Trump’s border wall, which currently sits incomplete as illegal immigrants continue to flood across the open border.
The country’s high court ordered lower courts to vacate previous rulings about the wall, citing “changed circumstances” in the case. Environmental activists, activist judges, Democrats in Congress and private law organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union have of course opposed the wall since before concrete was ever poured.
Trump accomplished bypassing Congress by invoking his authority under the National Emergencies Act. Soon, the lawsuits were being filed.
The Sierra Club, a left-wing environmental organization, was among many who filed lawsuits seeking an injunction to have the project stopped. The ACLU also filed a lawsuit and won when the District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Trump White House could not use Pentagon funds to secure the border.
Last October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — historically known for siding in favor of far-left causes — ordered wall construction to halt while agreeing with the district court.
On appeal, the Ninth Circuit agreed with the lower court ruling to stop the project.
“This appeal presents the question of whether the emergency military construction authority provided by 10 U.S.C. § 2808 (“Section 2808”) authorized eleven border wall construction projects on the southern border of the United States,” the appeals court said. “We conclude that it did not. We also consider whether the district court properly granted the Organizational Plaintiffs a permanent injunction and whether the district court improperly denied the State Plaintiffs’ request for a separate permanent injunction”
Now, the Supreme Court is involved, and it’s vacated the district court ruling and ordered the appellate court to take another look at the cases.
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“The judgment [of the district court] is vacated, and the case is remanded