The Supreme Court has agreed to hear that the Trump government’s appeal of a lower court judgment which it improperly diverted money to Construct portions of the boundary wall with Mexico
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to listen to the Trump government’s appeal of a lower court judgment that it improperly diverted money to construct parts of the boundary wall with Mexico.
The high court has allowed construction to continue, even after a federal appeals court ruled in June that the government had sidestepped Congress in moving the Defense Department funding.
The situation won’t be argued prior to the winter and it is uncertain how the results of the presidential elections could affect the instance, if Democrat Joe Biden wins the White House.
It is also not clear if the government has spent all the $2.5 billion it transferred to the wall undertaking. Dissenting from a July arrangement that allowed construction to last, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that the court’s actions”I fear, could function, in effect, as a last judgment.”
The situation has its roots in the 35-day partial authorities shutdown that began in December of 2018. Trump stopped the shutdown after Congress gave him roughly $1.4 billion in boundary wall financing, but that has been much less than the $5.7 billion that he had been looking for. Trump then declared a national emergency to take money from other government accounts to utilize to assemble sections of this wall.
At the moment, the cash Trump identified added $2.5 billion in Defense Department money, $3.6 billion in military construction funding and $600 million in the Treasury Department’s asset forfeiture fund.
California led a similar suit on behalf of many states.