Federal judge blocks use of billions of $$$$ in Pentagon funds to build border Wall

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  1. NoJoy

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    Here we go again:

    A federal judge in Texas blocked the Trump administration from using billions of dollars in Pentagon funds for the construction of the border wall.

    Judge David Briones of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas said Tuesday that the administration cannot use military construction funds to build additional barriers on the southern border.
    The ruling is a setback for the administration, which has sought to shore up money for the President's signature campaign promise of a border wall, and marks yet another high-profile blow the courts have dealt Trump of late on key issues, including his immigration policies and his fight to not turn his tax returns over to Congress. It targets only one set of Pentagon funds, however, leaving in place the money the Supreme Court allowed to be used earlier this year.
    In September, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorized diverting of $3.6 billion in military construction funds for 11 wall projects on the southern border with Mexico. The Pentagon said at the time that half the money was coming from deferred projects overseas, and the other half was planned for projects in the US.



    The lawsuit, brought by El Paso County, Texas, and Border Network for Human Rights, argued that President Donald Trump overstepped his authority when he issued a national emergency declaration to gain access to additional funds for his border wall, despite receiving $1.375 billion from Congress.
    The complaint also alleges that the declaration doesn't meet the National Emergencies Act's definition of "emergency" and pushes back against Trump's remarks that border barriers led to a drop in crime in El Paso.
    "The President's emergency proclamation was a blatant attempt to grab power from Congress. Today's order affirms that the President is not a king and that our courts are willing to check him when he oversteps his bounds," said Kristy Parker, counsel for Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit which represented the plaintiffs, in a statement.


    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/politics/federal-judge-military-construction-border/index.html


    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fe...lions-military-funds-border-wall-construction
     
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  2. Doc McGlock

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    Trump will get the money.
     

  3. JArthurD

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    Great. “El Paso” and one circuit judge are now defining Federal procurement and acquisition policy and telling the Pentagon how to spend it’s money.

    Maybe “El Paso” should weigh in on Peace in the Middle East?
     
  4. B C

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    These overreaching activist judges need to be thrown off the bench.
     
  5. Ramjet38

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    Trump will get the m$ney.
     
  6. thewitt

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    Fast track it to SCOTUS and slap that Texas judge right in the face.
     
  7. ReaPer105

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    What is the quid pro quo? Impeach that judge!

    See, it can work both ways.
     
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  9. Will Beararms

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    Build that SOB anyway.
     
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    I vote for Trump over the activist judges.
     
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  11. Doc McGlock

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    I caught part of this story and my primative understanding, is that there are some activist that are trying to rouse up the land owners to get them to NOT sign their land away to build the wall.

    I'm sure there's some george soros money floating around..
     
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    These Deep State judges are totally out of control.

    They should be impeached and removed from the bench.
     
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  13. NoJoy

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    I agree. But by whom? These people are untouchable.
     
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    A trillion dollar budget for military related spending but none of it can actually be used to protect our physical borders. Can't make this up.
     
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    Bring our money and our troops home to protect our borders, the rest of the world hates us anyway
     
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    Keep building that damn wall and let that F'n judge come out there and stop it himself!
     
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    I thought this had already been addresses and Trump won at the supreme court months ago.
     
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    Sounds like a judge is undermining national interest for political reasons under the guise of humanitarianism.

    Our nation does not have the right to sovereignty or to protect our own interests..............says a political ideology
     
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    Build the wall with federal funds supporting illegals in our country now. No food stamps, ebt, health care, nothing. Then tax all money transfers from us to mexico at the going rate of 35 % to equal income tax. As a bonus--offer citizen ship to any one who stops at the border and works on the wall for a year.
     
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    Hard to believe that it is that easy to stop the construction...
     
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