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    US Court Blocks Border Wall Funding

    The White House will almost certainly appeal a decision by the 9th Circuit Court to uphold a federal ruling against President Trump’s plan to redirect $2.5 billion from the Pentagon toward his border wall. The San Francisco-based court found by a 2-1 margin that only Congress has that authority, and rejected the administration’s argument that it was in the public interest.

    Is this the only such challenge? Several other cases, including a lawsuit against the White House by the Democrat-controlled House, are pending — during which time the administration isn’t able to start building.

    Don’t miss OZY’s Donald Dossier on Washington’s new border wall.

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