Construction workers putting up new wall at the border located at the Chula Vista Area of Responsibility, California, on June 19, 2018. Seen here are scrap pieces of the old border fence. (Tim Tucciarone/CBP)

Supreme Court: Trump Can Use Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit over the money proceeded. The court’s four liberal justices wouldn’t have allowed construction to start.

The Supreme Court’s action reverses the decision of a trial court, which initially froze the funds in May, and an appeals court, which kept that freeze in place earlier this month.

Read more at the Associated Press

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