Supreme Court allows use of Pentagon funds for border wall

28 Juillet, 2019, 00:45 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Mexican Federal Police patrol along a fence ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Calexico California across from the U.S.-Mexico border in Mexicali Mexico on Friday

The court's action means the Trump administration can tap the funds and begin work on four contracts it has awarded. The Court may be referring here to Judge N. Randy Smith's argument in his dissent in the Ninth Circuit ruling on this issue, where he argued that only plaintiffs with "economic interests" at stake are legally permitted to challenge the funding diversion. The court's four liberal justices would not have allowed construction to start.

The court's 5-4 ruling fully reversed a California district judge's decision last month forbidding the president from redirecting the Congress-approved funds because the legislature hadn't specifically authorized the money to be spent on Trump's long-touted construction project.

"This is such a small proportion of the funds that are necessary to build this wall that it is really a symbolic gesture on the part of the Supreme Court supporting Donald Trump's authority as commander-in-chief of the armed forces". Big VICTORY on the Wall.

The high court's order temporarily settles just one of several skirmishes between the Trump administration and House Democrats, "blue" states led by California, and environmental groups over border wall funds. "Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!" he wrote.

The administration asked that the injunction barring use of the reprogrammed funds be put on hold pending an appeal but the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals declined to do so.

The money Trump identified includes $3.6 billion from military construction funds, $2.5 billion in Defence Department money and $600 million from the Treasury Department's asset forfeiture fund.

The court's split decision unfreezes approximately $2.5 billion in money that had originally been allocated by Congress for use by the Defense Department.

Dani Ceballos joins Arsenal
Unai Emery's men mark the beginning of their Premier League campaign against Newcastle United at St James' Park on 11th August. Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan.

Oman FM Meets Zarif in Iran Visit
Nations still party to the nuclear deal plan to meet in Vienna on Sunday to see to what extent the agreement can be saved. The test comes after weeks of attacks on oil tankers and drones in the Strait of Hormuz off the coast of Iran .

Priti Patel, first Indian-origin, appointed Britain's Home Secretary
The report covers numerous missed opportunities where the United Kingdom should be proactively and bilaterally enhancing our ties. Ensconced in his Commons office, the new Prime Minister was earlier engaged in the process of "resigning" people.

The order is a major political victory for Trump, who can now begin construction of the barrier between the U.S. and Mexico. Another would replace 101 kilometres in Arizona for NZ$973 million. The groups argued the wall - in areas in Arizona, California and New Mexico - would harm the environment.

Leading Democrats criticized Trump's plans to use earmarked funds in an effort to come through on his signature campaign issue. Transfer of the NZ$5.4 billion in military construction funds is waiting on approval from the defence secretary.

The American Civil Liberties Union, representing the groups, argued in court papers against a stay of the lower court ruling, fearful of the wall's impact on border communities.

"It's a sad day when the president is cheering a decision that may allow him to steal funds from our military to pay for an ineffective and expensive wall for which he promised Mexico would foot the bill", he posted.

Claire Finkelstein, Director of the Centre for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, said the Supreme Court's ruling was a symbolic gesture to support Trump.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY called the decision "deeply regrettable and nonsensical". The administration had argued that if it wasn't able to finalize the contracts by September 30, then it would lose the ability to use the funds.

"I would grant the Government's application to stay the injunction only to the extent that the injunction prevents the Government from finalizing the contracts or taking other preparatory administrative action", he wrote.

Conseillé:

  • Tour de France #18 - Attaque victorieuse de Nairo Quintana , actualité vélo pros

    Tour de France #18 - Attaque victorieuse de Nairo Quintana , actualité vélo pros

    Le Français Romain Bardet et le Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko sont partis en contre quelques hectomètres plus loin. Il fallait suivre les meilleurs, mais on n'a pas réussi à suivre Bernal qui est très fort.
    L'écrivain-journaliste Pierre Péan est mort à l'âge de 81 ans

    L'écrivain-journaliste Pierre Péan est mort à l'âge de 81 ans

    Il aura marqué l'histoire de la presse et de l'édition française avec la puissance de sa curiosité et de ses convictions. Le scandale aura un grand retentissement à deux ans de l'élection présidentielle que le chef de l'Etat sortant perdra.
    House panel demands secret Mueller grand jury material from court

    House panel demands secret Mueller grand jury material from court

    And the House Intelligence Committee is still going forward with its inquiry into Trump's associations with overseas' businesses. They've strongly defended Trump, who has known as Mueller's probe a hoax, and have mentioned the nation needs to maneuver on.
  • Supreme Court Stays Lower Court Ruling Against Trump's Border Wall Construction

    Supreme Court Stays Lower Court Ruling Against Trump's Border Wall Construction

    The case the Supreme Court ruled in began after the 35-day partial government shutdown that started in December of past year . He subsequently declared a national emergency to get money from other government accounts to construct sections of the wall.
    Rowe, Martin kicked out of the Tour de France - organizers

    Rowe, Martin kicked out of the Tour de France - organizers

    Martin's actions nearly forced Rowe off the road, infuriating the Welsh cyclist who retaliated by shoving the German in the face. Rowe initially tried to play down the incident. "We both made a mistake and have accepted responsibility". "That's bike racing.
    'Lone Town Rode': Singer Lil Nas X Wouldn't Collaborate With Mayor Pete Buttigieg

    'Lone Town Rode': Singer Lil Nas X Wouldn't Collaborate With Mayor Pete Buttigieg

    BuzzFeed and Buttigieg's campaign declined to comment to the Daily Beast and Lil Nas X did not respond to requests for comment.
  • Bright Fireball Streaks Across Sky in Canada

    He said while they're not risky , anyone who picks one up should handle it as little as possible to preserve its scientific value. These meteorite fragments were in the size-range of tens to hundreds of grams when they hit the ground, the researchers said.
    Djokovic et Del Potro ne seront pas à Montréal — Coupe Rogers

    Djokovic et Del Potro ne seront pas à Montréal — Coupe Rogers

    Le numéro un mondial a été sacré champion de la Coupe Rogers à quatre occasions en carrière jusqu'à maintenant (deux fois à Montréal - 2007 et 2011 et deux fois à Toronto - 2012 et 2016).
    Alerte au plomb — Notre-Dame

    Alerte au plomb — Notre-Dame

    Un " nettoyage approfondi " des écoles environnantes réalisé d'ici fin juillet indiquait, jeudi 18 juillet, la mairie de Paris. Fortes critiques de l'opposition municipale Daniele Simonet, conseillère de Paris La France Insoumise, a vivement réagit.
  • Trump says not upset by N.Korean missile launch

    Trump says not upset by N.Korean missile launch

    Kim Jong Un stated that the country has to work on new arms systems through possible and direct threats from South Korea. The Seoul-based Bank of Korea said in a statement that North Korea's economy shrank 4.1% last year from a year earlier.
    Millions of people take aspirin for wrong reasons

    Millions of people take aspirin for wrong reasons

    John Canty, Jr., MD from the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Dr. Read a press release from the researchers by clicking here .

    ‘Venom 2’: Andy Serkis, ‘Bumblebee’ Helmer Among Candidates to Direct

    Ruben Fleischer directed the first pic in 2018, but is not returning as he is in post-production on " Zombieland: Double Tap ". The goal is to begin filming this November, leaving just four months to pick a director and get the main cast assembled.


Populaire

Infant twins found dead, 'foaming at the mouth,’ in back of auto
The father, who has not been identified by police, told authorities that he discovered the pair at around 4 p.m. Police said that he told them that he went back into his auto in the afternoon and started to drive away.

United States tourists confess to fatal stabbing of Italian police officer
While the police have only given minimal details, there are numerous conflicting reports in the Italian media about the murder. They were subsequently interrogated by investigators and confessed to their involvement in the death of a police officer.

Yankees hit near century long futility mark against Red Sox
DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 129 hits and 70 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have combined for 193 hits and 107 RBI. The New York Yankees might want to do something about their pitching if they seriously hope to win the World Series.

European Central Bank opens door to rate cuts, more QE, tiering
His comments marked a significant move and were accompanied today by further explicit hints of easing down the road. The financials sector was down 0.3 per cent, while health care stocks dipped 1.2 per cent.

Apple confirms deal to buy Intel modem business
Apple executed a licensing deal with Qualcomm , but it has not disclosed whether it has deals in place with the others. An executive at another solution provider partner of Apple , said will eliminate " Qualcomm hassles" for Apple .

Un enfant de deux ans emporté par un tapis à bagages à l’aéroport d’Atlanta - vidéo
Voilà une scène bien cocasse qui s'est déroulée à l'aéroport d'Atlanta aux États-Unis et que nous relate le journal Le Parisien . Selon un rapport de police, l'enfant se serait blessé à la main durant son périple et souffrirait d'une grave entorse.

HBO Finally Responds to 'Game of Thrones' Petition Demanding Season 8 Reshoot
The clamour from Game of Thrones fans for a do- over of the drama's final season has been in vain. The series chronicles the world's descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

Heat Wave Sets New Temperature Records Across Europe
Other French cities, including Lille, Rouen, and Dijon, were also expected to break their temperature records on Thursday. As per the United Kingdom's Met Office, London's Heathrow Airport reached 98.4 degrees which is a record for July.

Prince Harry's sweet dance with Meghan's 'idol' after introducing her to Archie
Proof Prince Harry isn't all pomp and circumstance: At an event this week, the Duke of Sussex had the chance to introduce Dr. She told him: "Of course you're interested in Roots and Shoots, especially now you have a baby and he said "yes of course".

Orange Is The New Black offers fans a way to give back
But what's even cooler is that you, the viewer, can actually donate to the Poussey Washington Fund . And all the fans strongly connect to the show's characters.