The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote on Friday denied a request by leftwing groups to stop construction of the southern border wall. The rationale of the plaintiffs was over environmental concerns.
The liberal groups had tried to stop the funding of the wall by other means and also failed. This was one of their last chances. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the conservative majority.
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A number of these groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, asked the Supreme Court to get involved after the judicial body last year cleared the road for the administration to use military funds for wall construction while the case was decided in the courts.
The wall has proceeded apace and illegal immigration has fallen dramatically. But some still want open borders so illegal aliens will be allowed to vote and thus swing Texas blue, which is the entire and only purpose of this entire issue for the Democrats. They know without the electoral votes of Texas no Republican will ever be elected president.
Here, a spox for a group that has as its primary concern the civil liberties of many excepting, of course, American taxpayers, comments:
“The fight continues,” said a staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project. “Every lower court to consider the question has ruled President Trump’s border wall illegal, and the Supreme Court’s temporary order does not decide the case. We’ll be back before the Supreme Court soon to put a stop to Trump’s xenophobic border wall once and for all.”
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Can an inanimate object be xenophobic? Apparently it can according to the odd legal minds at the ACLU.
“This case concerns a protracted and public appropriations debate, irreparable damage to a protected landscape, substantial separation of powers concerns, and the diversion of billions of taxpayer dollars to a project that Congress refused to fund,” the litigious groups also told the court, to no avail.
“This Court finds that precedent persuasive, and it compels the conclusion that Plaintiffs’ complaint fails to state plausible constitutional claims as a matter of law,” a lower Circuit Court’s ruling had said in this case. But the Left tried again and came up with another loss.
“As the government previously explained, halting the construction process during litigation imposes significant costs on DoD, which can be required to reimburse its contractors for the additional expenses that such a delay causes them to incur,” government lawyers argued.
“The Court’s decision to let construction continue nevertheless I fear, may operate, in effect, as a final judgment,” liberal Justice Stephen Breyer inadvertently hopefully retorted in the minority opinion. But this time the fragile five-member conservative court majority held firm, with Roberts siding with the Trump administration.
This is not the end of the issue and the administration is in a rush against time to get the wall done by January in case Trump loses. But if worse comes to worse and Biden wins, he would probably just tear the wall down anyway, and with it, the last vestiges of border security for the southern United States.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on August 1, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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