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Supreme Court rejects greens’ challenge to border wall law
The Hill ^ | 12/03/18 | TIMOTHY CAMA

Posted on 12/03/2018 8:31:58 AM PST by BeauBo

The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a case arguing that a key law giving President Trump authority to build a border wall is unconstitutional.

The case was denied along with dozens of others in a list issued Monday, without explanation by the nine justices.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; scotus; supremecourt; trump; wall
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They could not even get the Ninth Circus to go along with this nonsense.

Must have been a mighty weak excuse for a legal argument.

Now just add money...

1 posted on 12/03/2018 8:31:58 AM PST by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

Good. At least there is some sanity.

Go, Trump, build the wall.


2 posted on 12/03/2018 8:36:30 AM PST by Innovative
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To: BeauBo

“Conservation groups, led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Biological Diversity, argued that the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996’s provision giving the Homeland Security secretary nearly limitless authority to waive laws in the name of building border protection infrastructure like walls is unconstitutional.

...The 1996 law and subsequent amendments to it give the Homeland Security secretary the power to waive any law — not just environmental ones — in order to facilitate building border infrastructure like fences and roads.”

The Supreme Court left the power to waive any law to build a border wall intact. Funding is the only obstacle.


3 posted on 12/03/2018 8:46:26 AM PST by BeauBo
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Funding is the only obstacle.


Neither wing of the uniparty wants a wall. POTUS is riding solo on this one.


4 posted on 12/03/2018 8:50:19 AM PST by lodi90
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To: BeauBo

Ok, so get on with the building.


5 posted on 12/03/2018 8:51:44 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: lodi90

Neither wing of the uniparty wants a wall. POTUS is riding solo on this one.
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1. The democrats don’t want the wall because they want the illegal votes.

2. The Republicans don’t want the wall because they want to campaign saying they are in favor of the wall but are really democrats so see number one.


6 posted on 12/03/2018 8:55:06 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: BeauBo

If greenies were really concerned about environmental impact, they’d be concerned about wind farms chopping up eagles.


7 posted on 12/03/2018 9:03:44 AM PST by Flick Lives
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“Ok, so get on with the building.”

The latest announcement of contract award was last Thursday, to start putting electronic gates into the gaps in the bollards left for roads around Brownsville, Texas.

In what seems to be the new norm for small awards (like the four miles in downtown El Paso), the first public notification was the day before groundbreaking.

35 gates are funded for installation, but this award was for the first seven, with an option for four more. Likely it was a small business set-aside.

I am still expecting another award soon South of McAllen, Texas. In November, two contract awards were announced to fill the gaps East and West of McAllen (RGV-02 and RGV-03), with work starting in February. The area in the middle (RGV-01?) has not been announced. It might have already been awarded to another vendor, who has just been more tight-lipped about it.

SLSCO got the other two awards around McAllen, so there may have been a desire or a need to get another vendor working as well.

Another thing I have noticed, is that some of the vendors so far have showed up early for work, once they receive their Notice To Proceed. Although the start of work for the new heavy levee wall barrier in the Rio Grande Valley is scheduled for February, I won’t be surprised if they show up next month (after Christmas). It is an easy way to improve their score as a performer, to help them compete for future work. Also, there are probably financial incentives built in for early delivery.


8 posted on 12/03/2018 9:26:43 AM PST by BeauBo
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I almost wish it was struck down, so it would be precedent to strike down 99% of administrative federal government enacted by communist FDR and expanded upon since.


9 posted on 12/03/2018 9:27:00 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (Vote Trump - Not Socialism!)
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To: Flick Lives

That has been done multiple times...

I know the big wind farm out by Palm Springs was delayed for nearly 8 years on the CA Condor, even though it does not range in the desert. The folks in Kali still call the wind turbines “Condor Cuisinarts”.


10 posted on 12/03/2018 9:32:43 AM PST by L,TOWM (An upraised middle finger is my virtue signal.)
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To: BeauBo

“Conservation groups, led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Biological Diversity, argued that the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996’s provision giving the Homeland Security secretary nearly limitless authority to waive laws in the name of building border protection infrastructure like walls is unconstitutional.

...The 1996 law and subsequent amendments to it give the Homeland Security secretary the power to waive any law — not just environmental ones — in order to facilitate building border infrastructure like fences and roads.”

The Supreme Court left the power to waive any law to build a border wall intact. Funding is the only obstacle.


11 posted on 12/03/2018 9:50:42 AM PST by BeauBo
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Cool. Waive any law blocking funding via military budget or whatever works best.


12 posted on 12/03/2018 9:55:49 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: BeauBo

Well, that cr*p didn’t stick to the wall.

Good.


13 posted on 12/03/2018 9:59:01 AM PST by fwdude (Forget the Catechism, the RCC's real doctrine is what it allows with impunity.)
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To: BeauBo

Besides it’s a Bill Clinton signed law so by repealing it, Roberts would be shaming the Clintons and Roberts might be in trouble for having illegal Irish children.


14 posted on 12/03/2018 10:18:50 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: lodi90
Neither wing of the uniparty wants a wall. POTUS is riding solo on this one.

Which then prompts some FReepers to post or callers to tell Rush Limbaugh,

"If we don't get the wall, I'm not voting for Trump again!"

As if the President was a dictator with a magic wand...

15 posted on 12/03/2018 10:44:36 AM PST by Alas Babylon! (Boycott ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and NBC!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

“If we don’t get the wall, I’m not voting for Trump again!”


Which of course is a win-win for the Uniparty. No wall and no President Trump.


16 posted on 12/03/2018 11:05:38 AM PST by lodi90
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To: BeauBo
Must have been a mighty weak excuse for a legal argument.

Or just a Judge who followed the law.

For those not paying attention, the pro-Trump, pro-border wall decision was made here in San Diego by Judge Gonzalo Curiel. He was the "Mexican Judge" Trump said couldn't make a fair ruling on the "Trump University" case because he was "Mexican".

Also, the law was passed at the end of Bush 43's term and the left was just fine with it through 8 years of Obama. Only when Trump was elected did they realize "environmentalism" was their best tool to stop/slow the wall. Arizona Democrat Rep Raúl Grijalva was driving this now slapped down lawsuit.

17 posted on 12/03/2018 11:10:24 AM PST by ETCS
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“Neither wing of the uniparty wants a wall. POTUS is riding solo on this one.”

Trump voters, all 63 million (and MORE since 2016!) could all chip in a buck and we’d have onehelluva kitty to start off with! Use prisoners for free labor - heck, I can use a trowel or a shovel; I’ll help, too!

MAGA! :)


18 posted on 12/03/2018 11:18:41 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: BeauBo

President Trump cannot be re-elected without building the wall. All his enemies know this and have been thwarting his efforts for two years. His task was made more difficult by the midterms, since the pathetic GOP sat on their collective “majority” ass.

Pray for our President to stay strong.


19 posted on 12/03/2018 11:25:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BeauBo

“without explanation”

LOL!!


20 posted on 12/03/2018 11:26:09 AM PST by Professional
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