This is complicated….
The US Supreme Court decision allows the Trump admin to take $2.5 Billion from places Congress authorised to build about 100 miles of border wall along the 2,000 mile US/Mexican border….
There are STILL other federal lawsuits running….
Those cases will end up back on the High courts docket….
But todays decision is 5-4 and the other cases , which will take months to get to the court, may have the 5-4 majority ruling for Trump again…
Trump declared a national emergency to move the funds, in doing so?
He is allowed wide discretion in the powers he has deal with an issue….
The Supreme’s majority reasoning was the private organisations like the ACLU and the Sierra club interests do NOT outweigh the need to stop drug smuggling…
The number of people crossing the border that arrested for drug smugglings is very small….
The ruling in the case, Trump v. Sierra Club, No. 19A60, concerned injunctions entered by a trial judge that blocked the transfer of military funds to wall construction. An appeals court refused to stay the trial judge’s ruling while it considered the administration’s appeal. The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday allows construction to proceed while the litigation continues.
Dror Ladin, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, which is one of the groups behind the legal challenge, said the ruling was a temporary setback.
“We will be asking the federal appeals court to expedite the ongoing appeals proceeding to halt the irreversible and imminent damage from Trump’s border wall,” Mr. Ladin said. “Border communities, the environment, and our Constitution’s separation of powers will be permanently harmed should Trump get away with pillaging military funds for a xenophobic border wall Congress denied.”
Justice Breyer was the only member of the court to file an opinion. “This case raises novel and important questions about the ability of private parties to enforce Congress’s appropriations power,” he wrote. But the immediate issue for the court, he added, was merely whether to enter a stay of the trial court’s injunction.