FAST FIVE: Supreme Court Sides With Trump, Denies Request To Halt Border Wall Construction
In a 5-4 ruling on ideological lines, with five conservatives in the majority and four liberals in dissent, the court declined the request from two groups, the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition. Sierra Club is an environmental group.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a left-leaning legal group, had launched the lawsuit on behalf of the two groups.
The non-profit organization has said it will seek to tear down sections of the wall that were built with the money.
“The Court's decision to let construction continue nevertheless I fear, may operate, in effect, as a final judgment,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in a brief dissent (pdf) for the four liberals.
Trump said on Thursday that 256 miles of new wall has been built and there will be another 44 miles expected to be finished by the end of August.