Over the Summer, the Supreme Court has taken up numerous cases, many of which affect the president’s agenda for the United States.
Conservatives have expressed outrage as Chief Justice Roberts (a George W. Bush appointee) sided with the liberal wing of the court on an immigration case and an abortion case.
But the Supreme Court has also handed several key victories to the Trump administration. An environmental group tried to challenge the progress Trump is making on the Southern border wall. They took their case all the way to the Supreme Court.
The court refused to hear them:
The Supreme Court declined to take up a case Monday over the use of waivers by the Department of Homeland Security to speed up the construction of barriers along the US-Mexico border…
The lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, among others, is one of a series of legal challenges against the construction of President Donald Trump’s signature border wall.
Since Donald Trump announced his plans to build a border wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, Democrats have sought to defy him. Funding has been frequently halted by Congress (even when the House was in Republican hands before 2019).
Countless lawsuits have been filed by activists to slow the wall’s progress.
This particular case involves environmental waivers that allowed the wall to be constructed. These waivers eliminated legal requirements that would have slowed down progress.
This group of environmental activists claimed this would pose a threat to wildlife in the region, taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
But because the court refused to take up the case, the waivers remain in place. President Trump’s efforts to secure the Southern will continue.
Recently, his administration hit a milestone by erecting 200 miles of enhanced border protections.
The decision by the Supreme Court will also ensure Trump can continue to reach his 2020 for the border wall.
The president has promised continued progress on the border in his second term—urging voters to give him a Republican majority to finish the job.
- The Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by environmentalists against Trump’s border wall.
- Environmental groups accused the administration of endangering wildlife by waiving legal requirements.
- Trump’s border wall reached a recent milestone, with 200 miles built.