U.S. solicitor general aids Trump administration win Supreme Court ruling on border wall funding

$646 million from the United States Defense Department funds will now be available to replace 63 miles of border fencing in Arizona.

That is part of the $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds that the Trump administration is cleared to use to build sections of the border wall along the southern border.

The United States Supreme Court ruling handed down on Friday was a big win for the Trump administration.

Fil-Am U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco led the legal argument, which won the case for the government brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition.

“The sierra club members are dedicated to protecting fragile eco-systems and long-standing communities on the southern border. Obviously building a 15 hundred mile contiguous wall is certainly not going to help us in that endeavor,” said Atty. Gloria Smith.

“Interests in hiking, birdwatching, and fishing in designated drug-smuggling corridors do not outweigh the harm to the public from halting the government’s efforts to construct barriers to stanch the flow of illegal narcotics across the southern border.”

Francisco in part argued that the interests of the groups do not outweigh the harm to the public from halting the government’s efforts to construct barriers to stop the flow of illegal narcotics across the southern border.

Five judges agreed with Francisco — justice Stephen Breyer supported neither side, suggesting instead to allow the government to set up contracts but not to build.

While three judges supported the lower court’s decision to block the pentagon funds from being reappropriated from military personnel and training purposes.

Ron Soriano was a captain in the United States army who knows first hand he said how valuable training exercises are for each servicemen and women.

“I believe it’s a waste of money. If it is allocated for defense then it should go to defense. I believe that the money could be better utilize for advancement of our technology or fielding new equipment.”

The Pentagon’s $2.5 billion is part of the $5.7 billion President Trump wanted to build the wall. When Congress only gave him $1.4 billion, it caused a stalemate and the longest government shutdown in U.S history.

Meanwhile, the ACLU is trying to expedite the appeals process. The administration has not indicated where the new stretches of wall will be built.

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  • Mario
    31 July 2019 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Good job for SOLGEN N FRANCISCO, beating the ACLU and Sierra Club lawyers in court is a major accomplishment those lawyers are seasoned fighters. SolGen Francisco is the envy of Atty GEORGE CONWAY, because of Pinoy culture. Which is, if you are a graduate of UP law and Anteneo Law, they seat in front of the row, and provincial lawyers graduate seat at the back. Except today, in PH only San Beda lawyers graduate should seat in front, because DUTERTE is a graduate of San Beda Law Sch… ATTY GEORGE CONWAY was a graduate of Hardvard and YALE Law, believed that TRUMP should had appointed him as SOLGEN instead of Atty Francisco being a provincial lawyer, graduate of University of Chicago.But Trump made the correct decision appointing SolGen Francisco, he can win court cases.His BRAD from Harvard, Yale still call him Solicitor General, that is why he is getting crazy and became Trump # 1 critic.