Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Trump On Funds For Border Wall

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday in favor of the use of military funds for building new wall sections along our Southern Border. When the challenge was filed, I expressed doubt over its chances and said that I thought it would fail before the Supreme Court. It now has and the Trump Administration has a lot of money to build a lot of wall . . . just in time for the 2020 election cycle.

The ruling overturns over court rulings in the Ninth Circuit and frees up $2.5 billion from the Defense Department. Trump designates those funds as part of the $8.1 billion he was seeking for the wall.

The Supreme Court ruling is more of a reflection of the Congress failing to use its powers than the Executive Branch exerting its own. I have long maintained that the Congress is frittering away its power over the purse by appropriating hundreds of billions of dollars with little limitation or purpose stated in bills. There are billions slushing around the Executive Branch and the Trump Administration was doing what prior Administrations have done in shifting the funds as it deems fit.

This is yet another case of a disconnect with legal commentary. For over a year, legal analysts and advocates have expressed confidence that this lawsuit would succeed despite strong case law supporting the Administration on the use of the money. There will be continued litigation over the authority to start the construction in terms of private property claims, administrative procedures, and other issues.

The case has also reinforced the position of the Democrats in opposing any new wall, particularly many running for the presidency. That is precisely what Trump wants in making immigration the defining issue for the general election.

129 thoughts on “Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Trump On Funds For Border Wall”

  1. “That is precisely what Trump wants in making immigration the defining issue for the general election.”
    Well immigration is literally the nation “defining issue” of the 2020 election as the Dims, convinced they can’t win with the vote of the indigenous population, seek to import illegal voters to give them a victory. Any other reason the Dims went from strong borders to open borders in 2 years? They’ve become cynical lawless, race-baiting, collectivist, power mongers and deserve the Dukakis-style reckoning that’s coming.

    1. Democrats have done none of this by the way, mespo, and we have won the vote in 6 of the last 7 presidential elections. We don’t need to cheat. If you have evidence of that happening, post it. Trump’s own voter fraud commission disbanded with zippo reason to even exist and every serious study of the question gas found no significant instances of voter fraud. That puts your contention in the realm of either paranoid fantasy or simple propaganda.

      1. Some of the evidence of voter has been posted. Anon’s responses were bogus and whown to be bogus. Anon has yet to prove any of what he says is true except for things that are external to the questions at hand.

        He can only answer by copying another’s work product whether or not that work product is on target. When shown his fallacious reasoning Anon turns his back and runs away.

  2. Nutchacha sez…..this is not a substantive win on the merits.

    Hillary said she did not need the flyover States to win the Prez Election.
    Hillary said she did not need the Electoral College to win the Prez Election
    Hillary said she did not need legal authority to pay the Russians to undermine Trump
    Hillary said she did not need bullet proof vests to avoid sniper fire in Bosnia because her group ran “with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

    Maybe she took one to her fat head like Nutchacha?

    The Supreme Court handed President Trump a major victory by ruling his administration could move ahead with its plan to use $2.5 billion in Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Nutchacha sez…..The SCOTUS merely lifted an injunction that blockec (sic) Trump diverting funds appropriated for the military.

    Shrapnel in da head Nutty

    In an order Friday, the high court lifted an injunction from a federal district court in California that blocked the Trump administration from using the money, initially designated for counter-narcotic efforts

    How the paid trolls lie….let us count the way….

    Donald J. Trump

    Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!

    6:37 PM – Jul 26, 2019

    1. Estovir, no one but you can make out what this really about. If you think you’ve got Nutchacha, you don’t. It just looks like something a nerd would post.

    2. Estovir celebrates a president doing an end run around the Congresses power of the purse as if there will never be a Democratic president who might choose to do the same thing. And these people call themselves “conservatives”. They’re Trump cultists.

      1. Congress does not have the Power of the Purse, each State has the Power over it’s own Purse, and it protects its revenue through it’s Proportional Suffrage in the House followed by its equal right of concurrence through its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

        I know I used some big words like Suffrage, Proportional, Equal, and concurrence, but it comes to the same conclusion, the States have the right to decide the scope and cost of every expenditure which is created and paid for with collective revenue, which is only provided to pay for federal Expenditures by the rule of Apportionment of Representation and Direct taxes of Article 1 Section 2 Clause 3, and that fact has never, and can never be changed, even by Constitutional Amendment. By the way, it can’t be changed by Congressional Statute either.

        1. By the way, it can’t be changed by Congressional Statute either.

          When you’re a paid troll like Peter Shill and his resident hags, they believe they can change facts, laws, appearances and apparently ink blots as often as they claim as such.

          You forgot to use !!!!! for added emphasis

          1. I didn’t forget, it wouldn’t have made an impression even if I had. No one knows how they protected the most basic principles of the Constitution by making them unalterable. By the way, the President has absolutely no authority to allocate, or reallocate resources of any kind for any purpose without getting the advice and consent of Congress, assembling Either Branch, or both, for that purpose if they are in recess.

            There is nothing that the President can do through the Role of President without getting the Consent of the States as the Union, absolutely nothing!!!!!

    3. The lawsuit was NOT dismissed. The SCOTUS Order lifting the injunction, was 1-page in length, and, predictably, it was 5 to 4, with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh tipping the vote. These details matter.

  3. Uh, Jon. The SCOTUS merely lifted an injunction that blockec Trump diverting funds appropriated for the military. It held that the Sierra Club didn’t have standing. Even to non-lawyers, this is not a substantive win on the merits. Someone should explain this to him and you, too, apparently.

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