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Is it just my imagination, or did the liberal Fake news media spend much, much less time announcing this than they did announcing that the lower courts blocked Pentagon funds?

 

 

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Does this mean that Defense Department funding should be cut since they apparently do not need the funds that were appropriated for them?



It means that the Military budget needs to be larger since now we are trying to prevent invasion at our Southern Border.  Possibly Trump can seek additional funds from the SNAP program.

 

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Does this mean that Defense Department funding should be cut since they apparently do not need the funds that were appropriated for them?

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As the Pentagon would never cut any money to its defense contractors to make up the billions Trump stole from the Pentagon for his asinine wall, it is likely that the Pentagon could cut pay to military families ..... when military families are already relying on food stamps to make ends meet.

Another tragedy in the making from Trump's incompetent actions!

 

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What next ?    

As was evident during the confirmation hearings of   Trump’s nominees to the Supreme Court — Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh — women and liberals of both sexes   are worried about what other court precedents the newly fortified conservative majority will find wrongly decided.

Which  cases the Court will overrule next.”

Since 1923, activists have been trying to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which states, "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."     Women's right to choose regarding birth control and abortion is sociologically important because women have fought (and in some cases still fighting) to be equal to men in society.  
 

 

  . How equal would it be if government were to take away the right for women to choose want they want to do with their bodies  when    men have ALWAYS had the right to do what they want with their bodies.   



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Going to be interesting to see what the Repugs from the States where those funds were APPROPRIATED for see them being wasted on a 9th Century "solution" to a 21st Century problem. Likewise how the career GI's who will NOT be getting improved housing for their families see the value of the Greedy Wall of tRump come Nov 2020.

 

Its possible they'll be dumb enough to think the wall will hurt poor brown people wanting to become Americans more than the already Americans who would've gotten the jobs those funds were intended to create, but it seems incredible anyone could be THAT dumb.

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Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

 

 

.............The justices’ decision to lift the freeze on the money allows President Donald Trump to make progress on a major 2016 campaign promise heading into his race for a second term.

 

Actually, Trump's "campaign promise" was to have "Mexico pay for the wall".... NOT American taxpayers by robbing funds allocated to the military .... a major fact omitted from the article.

 

Thus, Trump's "campaign promise" relative to his asinine wall remains yet ANOTHER promise broken!!!

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Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

 

The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit over the money proceeded. The court’s four liberal justices wouldn’t have allowed construction to start.

 

The justices’ decision to lift the freeze on the money allows President Donald Trump to make progress on a major 2016 campaign promise heading into his race for a second term. Trump tweeted after the announcement: “Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”

 

The Supreme Court’s action reverses the decision of a trial court, which initially froze the funds in May, and an appeals court, which kept that freeze in place earlier this month. The freeze had prevented the government from tapping approximately $2.5 billion in Defense Department money to replace existing sections of barrier in Arizona, California and New Mexico with more robust fencing.

 

The case the Supreme Court ruled in began after the 35-day partial government shutdown that started in December of last year. Trump ended the shutdown in February after Congress gave him approximately $1.4 billion in border wall funding. But the amount was far less than the $5.7 billion he was seeking, and Trump then declared a national emergency to take cash from other government accounts to use to construct sections of wall.

 

The money Trump identified includes $3.6 billion from military construction funds, $2.5 billion in Defense Department money and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset forfeiture fund.

The case before the Supreme Court involved just the $2.5 billion in Defense Department funds, which the administration says will be used to construct more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of fencing. One project would replace 46 miles (74 kilometers) of barrier in New Mexico for $789 million. Another would replace 63 miles (101 kilometers) in Arizona for $646 million. The other two projects in California and Arizona are smaller.

 

The other funds were not at issue in the case. The Treasury Department funds have so far survived legal challenges, and Customs and Border Protection has earmarked the money for work in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley but has not yet awarded contracts. Transfer of the $3.6 billion in military construction funds is awaiting approval from the defense secretary.

 

The lawsuit at the Supreme Court was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition. The justices who lifted the freeze on the money did not give a lengthy explanation for their decision. But they said among the reasons they were doing so was that the government had made a “sufficient showing at this stage” that those bringing the lawsuit don’t have a right to challenge the decision to use the money.

 

Alexei Woltornist, a spokesman for the Justice Department, said in a statement, “We are pleased that the Supreme Court recognized that the lower courts should not have halted construction of walls on the southern border. We will continue to vigorously defend the Administration’s efforts to protect our Nation.”

 

ACLU lawyer Dror Ladin said after the court’s announcement that the fight “is not over.” The case will continue, but the Supreme Court’s decision suggests an ultimate victory for the ACLU is unlikely. Even if the ACLU were to win, fencing will have already been built.

 

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan would not have allowed construction to begin. Justice Stephen Breyer said he would have allowed the government to finalize the contracts for the segments but not begin construction while the lawsuit proceeded. The administration had argued that if it wasn’t able to finalize the contracts by Sept. 30, then it would lose the ability to use the funds. The administration had asked for a decision quickly.

 

The Supreme Court is on break for the summer but does act on certain pressing items.

 

By JESSICA GRESKO

 

 

 

 


You better go back and read your support article. He did not get billions of $. The suit they ruled on was just one  part of the  5.7 Billion he wanted. It is 2.5 billion in the case they ruled on. The money would be used to replace existing wall not new wall in NM, AZ,CA. No new wall. The court said the wrong people filed the law suite so this is not over, and we will see another law suite filed. Now we have what has really is taken place and yes it is a small step forwarded for Dictator Trump, and shows he is slowly taking over the SC and that should surprise no one. If you look at the projects the military had to cancel for this border replacement project most were making life better for troops. Better housing, and facilities on bases so their lives would be better. Trump shows he cares nothing about the troops just his own sorry self. Keep in mind mad dog opposed this, and it was one reason he left. Dictator Trump and the far right show once again hurting and terrorizing people is what they love to do. Go watch the American teenager who was kept in border patrol jail for about a month because the Border Patrol said he was not an American even after he showed them his birth certif, SS card etc. They had him in a concentration camp, and terrorized him, did not feed him (lost 28 pounds) tried to force him to sign a voluntarily deportation order from his own country. How can any real American be proud of what happened to him. The Nazi have taken over.

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Yay!!! The SCOTUS just said Trump can do another stupid thing.........he must be thrilled. 

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Great.....siphon billions from the military to build a useless wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for. The Art of the Steal.

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