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  • 9th Circuit Court blocks military funds for Trump’s border wall

    The administration likely broke the law when it tried to tap Pentagon money to build President Trump's border wall beyond the limited sections Congress has approved, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. In a 2-1 decision the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halted $1 billion in border wall construction,

    The Washington Times
  • Appeals Court Rules Against Trump in Border Wall Case

    On Wednesday, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision upholding a trial court ruling blocking President Donald Trump from diverting military funds to build his border wall. The ruling closely follows the reasoning of the district court decision it upheld. I analyzed that earlier decision here.  Both decisions address the president's attempt to use Section 8005 of the 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act to use some $2.5 billion in military construction funds to...

    Reason.com
  • U.S. appeals court hands win to Trump in hotel 'emoluments' case

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday scored a crucial victory in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that accuses him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his Washington hotel.

    U.S.
  • U.S. appeals court hands win to Trump in hotel 'emoluments' case

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday scored a crucial victory in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that accuses him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his Washington hotel.

    IN
  • Appeals court: Trump can't use Pentagon cash for border wall

    An appeals court has upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election

    ABC News
  • Appeals court: Trump can't use Pentagon cash for border wall

    SAN DIEGO (AP) " An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election.A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agreed with a lower court ruling that prevented the government from tapping Defense Department counterdrug money to build high-priority sections of wall in Arizona, [

    The Palm Beach Post
  • Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to OK border wall building

    The administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to lift lower court rulings halting President Trump's border wall emergency, asking to be allowed to begin construction while the case proceeds through those lower courts. Justice Department lawyers say the lawsuits should be tossed, arguing those who sued don't have standing to

    The Washington Times