Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump is pictured before signing a plaque as he participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the U.S. border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, on June 23. The White House scored a victory Friday when the Supreme Court rejected a request by environmental groups to halt construction on a section of the wall while it’s being challenged in court. (Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images)
The Supreme Court last week scuttled an attempt by environmentalists to stop construction of a section of President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico.
The court’s 5-4 ruling Friday allows construction of a section of wall in Arizona, New Mexico and California to continue even as lawsuits continue to make their way through the court system, according to CNN.
Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall had argued against stopping construction, according to The Washington Post.