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PoliticsJudge rejects House Dems attempt to block Trump use of military funds for border wall

01:45  04 june  2019
01:45  04 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Judge blocks $1 billion in funding for President Trump's border wall

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San Francisco – A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his The funds include .6 billion from military construction funds , .5 billion from Defense Department counterdrug activities and 0 million from

House Democrats introduced legislation that would block the Pentagon from reallocating money to “This bill rejects the Trump administration’s budgetary gimmicks and sleights of hand and instead “We have the most capable and advanced military in the world, and this bill honors their mission by

Judge rejects House Dems attempt to block Trump use of military funds for border wall© Getty Images Judge rejects House Dems attempt to block Trump use of military funds for border wall

A federal judge has ruled against congressional Democrats who sought to temporarily stop the president from using military funds for a border wall.

Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, handed the president a needed victory after the White House suffered several losses in legal battles with Democrats in recent days.

McFadden ruled that House Democrats cannot go to court to block Trump from using military funds to build the border wall "because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims."

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House Democrats overwhelmingly voted to halt Trump 's attempt to circumvent Congress to obtain funding to build his border wall — along with dozens of Trump has said he will continue construction of his border project using funds from military accounts — requests that have already

A federal judge blocked Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. Gilliam rejected a request by the 20 states to block use of Treasury asset forfeiture funds for border wall construction. The states argued that

"To be clear, the Court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers," McFadden wrote.

But he said that because the House failed to show it has standing in court, the lack of binding precedent showing they can sue and rulings made in related cases, "the Court cannot assume jurisdiction to proceed to the merits."

Trump issued a national emergency declaration earlier this year to tap Pentagon funding and start construction at the border.

However, a federal judge in California last week ruled to block the administration from using some of the military funds tapped under the national emergency declaration.

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The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is appealing a federal judge's decision not to block President Donald Trump from funding a border wall. Earlier this month, Judge Trevor McFadden said the House lacked standing to bring the challenge and that he did not believe the court should step into the fight between the President and Congress. The decision was a knock on the House, which has been opposed to the construction of Trump's border wall.

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