The US Supreme Court in late July rejected a request from two groups seeking to prevent the $ 2.5 billion previously allocated by Congress for the Pentagon from being used to build President Donald Trump’s promised wall along the American-Mexican border.
The plaintiffs in the case were the Sierra Club and the Southern Frontier Communities Coalition, which advocates for people living in the frontier areas. The Supreme Court, in a brief ruling, rejected the groups’ request by five votes to four. Four liberal judges supported the plaintiffs’ claims, and five conservative judges opposed. A year ago, the Supreme Court authorized the Trump administration to use funds allocated to the Pentagon to build fences, roads, and lighting at locations along the border that the US Customs and Border Protection has identified as the main corridors for drug smuggling into our country.