Trump Wins in ‘Liberal’ 9th Circuit on Prototypes Along Border

President Donald Trump scored a rare victory in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with a ruling Monday that authorizes building a prototype wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — and lets the Trump administration repair an existing barrier.

In a 2-1 decision issued against the State of California and several environmental groups, the Ninth Circuit upheld a prior opinion by Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, which determined the Department of Homeland Security was right to try to waive environmental laws in order “to expedite construction” of three separate border barriers near two cities in the Golden State, Law and Crime reported.

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Written by Judge M. Margaret McKeown, the decision states the DHS Secretary “authorized the San Diego and Calexico projects because the existing barriers in this areas were built in the 1990s using a fence design ‘that is no longer optimal for Border Patrol operations.’”

The new construction erects a “stronger and taller barrier,” the judge wrote.

In the case, the Ninth Circuit — often criticized by Trump and other conservatives for its “liberal” slant — in this case disagreed with the liberal-leaning plaintiffs: California and multiple environmental organizations.

The decision also spelled out exactly why the environmental claims were dismissed:

“Having determined that the border barrier projects were authorized…” the court wrote. “We have little trouble concluding that the environmental claims were also properly dismissed. The Secretary has waived the legal requirements that California and the environmental groups allege DHS violated…we lack jurisdiction to consider any argument challenging the waivers themselves.”

Environmentalists have argued border barriers are disastrous for ecosystems and wildlife since they disrupt habitats, breeding grounds and migration paths, The Hill noted.

Monday’s ruling only affects DHS actions to repair or improve existing border fencing, not Trump’s proposals for a wall, The Hill reported.

via newsmax

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  1. It’s a miracle I think, that the 9th District voted in President Trump’s favor. HalleluYAH for that!

    As for the poll above comparing Pharaoh Barry with President Trump, there is no comparison. Pharaoh Barry makes Benedict Arnold look like a Sunday-school prankster, while President Trump seems to be even more patriotic that Ronald Reagan. President Trump was granted to us in answer to America’s fervent prayers by the Master Yahusha (“Lord Jesus”), who gave us this country to build it, to nurture and preserve it, and not to throw it to the globalist & communist jackals & hyenas.

    Pharaoh Barry was a wake-up call from the Master, & we should be thankful that enough people took it seriously, so that He had mercy on us instead of giving us what we deserve for our debauchery of prenatal murder & LGBI (“I” for “impersonators,” since nobody ever in truth changed sex).

    HalleluYAH, for His mercy never ends, in the Name of our Master Yahusha, amein!

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