Appeals court temporarily halts order for Texas buoy removal
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...