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Appeals court temporarily halts order for Texas buoy removal

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2023
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The ongoing legal battle between Texas and the federal government continues, as a federal appeals court permits Texas’ border buoys in the Rio Grande River for three more weeks, temporarily overruling a district judge’s order to remove them by Sept. 15.

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Texas to remove the buoys along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing the buoys violate the Rivers and Harbor Act, as they obstruct the “navigable capacity” of U.S. water.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott initially ordered a 1,000-foot marine barrier in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass to...

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