We deserved something good to happen.
Something good has happened.
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to block the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in reallocated Pentagon funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
In a 5-4 ruling that broke along ideological lines, the court’s conservative majority denied a bid by interest groups to halt construction after a federal appeals court last month said the use of defense funding for the project is illegal. The court’s four more liberal justices dissented from the ruling.
The Sierra Club, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other challengers had asked the justices to lift their order from last July that allowed President Trump to begin spending the funds while legal challenges proceeded through the courts.
But the Friday ruling means the court’s July 2019 order, also decided 5-4, remains in effect despite a ruling by a federal appeals court in California last month that Trump’s diversion of defense, military and other funding was unconstitutional.
Justice Stephen Breyer, in dissent, said he feared the majority’s ruling “may operate, in effect, as a final judgment.”
The Supreme Court had already ruled on this, and a lower court came out and overruled them on a technicality (it’s the same thing they recently did regarding asylum law). That comment about the “final judgement” appears to be a message to other lower courts to not attempt to overrule them again.
Although they probably can’t do anything to a judge who does this a second time, I do not think it will happen before the election, and hopefully Trump can get down there and start showing some serious construction happening.
We are behind in this race, I strongly believe. But it is still possible that we might be able to pull it off.
We shouldn’t give up hope. This is a big win. We need to fight until the last, because everything that we have ever cared about is riding on this election.
I say we bust out the 2016 memes and ride it until the wheels come off.