In January a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling to allow the Trump administration to divert $3.6 billion in military construction funds to fund expanded construction on the president’s southern border wall.
Advertisement - story continues below
The January ruling give Trump yet another victory on his campaign plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Supreme Court last July set aside a similar injunction issued by a federal judge in Oakland, California.
Despite these legal victories Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, who was appointed by Jimmy Carter in 1979, ruled on Thursday that President Trump cannot use Washington state’s military funds for the border wall.
These Democrats will stop at nothing to keep the US borders open.
The Washington Times reported:
A federal judge in Seattle subtracted nearly $90 million from President Trump’s border wall plans after ruling Thursday that his emergency declaration and siphoning of money from the Pentagon was illegal.
Washington state had challenged Mr. Trump’s move, and pointed to a $88.96 million project in the state that was delayed by the shift of funding.
Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein sided with the state, saying Congress tried to ban Mr. Trump from moving money around to build his wall, yet he did it anyway.