Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Judge rejects House Democrats' attempt to block Trump use of military funds for border wall

A federal judge has ruled against congressional Democrats who sought to temporarily stop the president from using military funds for a border wall.
Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, handed the president a needed victory after the White House suffered several losses in legal battles with Democrats in recent days.
McFadden ruled that House Democrats cannot go to court to block Trump from using military funds to build the border wall "because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims."
"To be clear, the Court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers," McFadden wrote.
LINK: Judge shoots down House attempt to block 
Trump’s border wall emergency
But he said that because the House failed to show it has standing in court and given the lack of binding precedent showing it can sue and rulings made in related cases, "the Court cannot assume jurisdiction to proceed to the merits."
Trump issued a national emergency declaration earlier this year to tap Pentagon funding and start construction at the border.
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