The horrendous shootings in El Paso and Dayton have diverted the public’s attention from a recent Supreme Court ruling which could be a predicate for further erosion of our separation of powers. “Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall” the president tweeted, “The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border wall to proceed.”
President Trump was referring to the very recent Supreme Court decision that allowed him to start using $2.5 billion from congressionally approved military spending to fund construction of his promised border war. Although the Supreme Court did not directly address the merits of the case, it is apparent that the majority feels the president has the power to apply funds to “the wall” despite the fact that this wall funding was expressly rejected by Congress in past budgets and is not a part of the bipartisan budget now being proposed.
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