Democrat challenge to Trump border wall dismissed by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court dismissed a House Democrat challenge to former President Trump’s diversion of military funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border.
The Biden administration requested the high court to dismiss a lower court ruling which found House Democrats had standing to sue over border wall funding. The executive branch argued that the move would “open the courthouse doors to a sweeping range,” of confrontations.
The Supreme Court dismissed the case as moot, avoiding a rare legal battle over the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution. House Democrats initially argued Trump usurped their authority by redirecting the funds.
House Democrats argued the validity of their suit, citing “remarkable circumstances.”
“The executive branch provides no reason to think that anything like the scenario here is likely to play out again,” the group argued.