Ninth Circuit denies Trump permission to use military funds to build border wall

Posted on AllSides July 3rd, 2019
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A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to allow President Trump to start building his wall at the Mexican border, saying funding has been denied by Congress, which has constitutional authority over federal spending.

The 2-1 ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco left intact a decision by U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam of Oakland barring the Trump administration from transferring funds from Defense Department programs to build the first segments of the wall in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and near El Centro, Calif.


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