Calofirnia’s 9th Circuit ruled in favor of the Trump Administration in a key case that will allow the government to expedite the construction of border wall barriers.
According to The Hill, A California-based federal appeals court on Monday sided with the Trump administration in lawsuits brought by states and environmental groups challenging the U.S. government’s authority to expedite construction of barriers along the border with Mexico.
🚨breaking news🚨Thats really big news the 9th circuit Court backing Trumps Authority to protect this Nation.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— mark sellards (@SellardsMark) February 12, 2019
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling said the Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 gives the Department of Homeland Security broad authority to construct the border barriers and waive environmental laws in the process.
The ruling affirms a district court’s decision that allowed the federal government to construct wall “prototypes” and replace 14 miles of primary fencing near San Diego and replace similar fencing along a three-mile strip near Calexico, Calif.
The appeals court decision also narrows the path for environmental groups to launch legal challenges to President Trump’s proposed border wall.
Zoe Tillman noted the victory for the administrations fight to keep the county safe saying, “Another win for DHS in court in the effort to speed up building sections of border wall.
New: Another win for DHS in court in the effort to speed up building sections of border wall (the opinion calls them "border barriers") — the 9th Circuit ruled for the govt in a challenge brought by California and enviro groups to expedited construction https://t.co/o6hfMSzOzD pic.twitter.com/lwuHnywHVA
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) February 11, 2019
Court House news also noted the decision.
The 9th Circuit on Monday affirmed the federal government’s authority to waive dozens of environmental laws to speed-up border wall construction near San Diego and Calexico, California. https://t.co/d8iEuuLZzm @BiancaDBruno pic.twitter.com/3vJhhj9yCb
— Courthouse News (@CourthouseNews) February 11, 2019
Several others weighed in as well. The ruling seemed to surprise those from both sides of the aisle.
Dear God! You mean the 9th circuit actually followed the law of land instead of judicial politics? Hell must have froze over!
— Daniel Larson (@Whistler1138) February 12, 2019
Hell froze over seemed to be the phrase of the day for many Republicans.
— Jeremy O'Byrne (@RDASoccer) February 12, 2019