Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Border Wall Construction
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision which previously rejected environmental groups' challenge regarding the construction of multiple sections of the border wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico.
On Monday, the high court declined to hear an appeal regarding the construction of 145 miles of steel barriers along the U.S border through California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southwest Environmental Center recently challenged a federal law which currently allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary in order to allow quick construction of border fencing as needed.
Recently the groups have argued that the federal law violates the Constitution's separation of powers, but a lower court previously dismissed the case.
This is not the first time the Supreme Court has weighed in on border wall construction issues during the Trump administration.
Last year, the Supreme court gave the Trump administration the go ahead to tap into billions of dollars in Pentagon funds in order to replace barriers along the southern border with Mexico in Arizona, California and New Mexico with adequate fencing.
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