Judge Rejects House Democrats Lawsuit Trying To Block Trump's Border Wall Funding

Headline Roundup June 4th, 2019

A federal judge in DC rejected the lawsuit trying to block the use of military funds for work on a US-Mexico border wall. The Judge found the US House does not have the standing for this lawsuit.

Judge Rejects House Democrats Lawsuit Trying To Block Trump's Border Wall Funding

From the Center
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A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a lawsuit by Democrats in the House of Representatives that sought to block President Donald Trump’s plan to divert funds to help build a border wall.

“While the Constitution bestows upon Members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the Executive Branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority. The Court therefore lacks jurisdiction to hear the House’s claims and will deny its motion,” McFadden wrote.

House Democrats had argued diverting the funds violated the...

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From the Left
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A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue.

Trump's victory is muted by a federal ruling in California last month that blocked construction of key sections of the wall. The California case was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, wrote that the House's lawsuit was "about...

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From the Right
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A federal judge threw out House Democrats’ lawsuit seeking an injunction against President Trump’s use of military funds for a border wall.

Washington, D.C., district court Judge Trevor McFadden said the fight is ultimately a political one “because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims."

"This case presents a close question about the appropriate role of the Judiciary in resolving disputes between the other two branches of the Federal Government. To be clear, the court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive...

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