Supreme Court denies request to halt construction of the border wall
Posted: 31 Jul 2020 08:33 PM PDT
By Shannon Bream, Bill Mears | Fox News
The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote has denied a request to halt construction
of President Trump’s border wall over environmental concerns.
A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high
court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way
for the administration to use military funds for construction while the
case played out in the courts.
A federal appeals court had ruled against the administration last month,
but the justices, for now, have given another temporary victory to the
"The fight continues,” said Dror Ladin, 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
The four liberal justices dissented from Friday’s order.
In June, the Supreme Court also declined to hear an appeal from a coalition
of environmental groups that pushed back against the Trump administration's
construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity, challenged a 1996
law giving the president authority to fight illegal immigration and border
crossings, and limiting some legal challenges.
The coalition claimed that the Trump administration did not conduct
sufficient environmental impact studies for the construction and that
endangered species like the jaguar and Mexican wolf would be adversely
affected by the barrier.
They had asserted in their case that the law’s allowance for the secretary
of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick
construction of border fencing violates the Constitution’s separation of
powers. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had dismissed the case, citing a
prior case from 2007 with "a nearly identical context."
"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," the Circuit Court's ruling said.
Fox News' Alex Pappas, Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to
Tragedy: Herman Cain Has Died of Coronavirus
Posted: 31 Jul 2020 12:30 PM PDT
By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com
Source: AP Photo/ Richard Shiro
Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and 2012 presidential
candidate, has died. Cain contracted the coronavirus at Donald Trump’s
Tulsa rally, so expect a lot of concern trolling from the liberal media in
the coming hours, which compounds this tragic event. Cain was known for his
triple nine plan (aka “9-9-9 plan”) when he ran for the Republican
nomination for president, which involved a nine percent personal income
tax, a nine percent corporate tax, and a nine percent federal sales tax.
His campaign did face allegations of sexual misconduct, which helped sow
the seeds for his failed presidential bid. He later became a radio host and
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