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Sierra Club, Nonprofit Seek To Link Border Wall Funding Suits

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Sierra Club, Nonprofit Seek To Link Border Wall Funding Suits

Law360 (February 28, 2020, 9:38 PM EST) — The Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition on Friday asked a California federal judge to consider relating two suits over the Trump administration’s diversion of billions of already-earmarked military funds to build a southern border wall.

In both cases, the advocacy groups challenge President Donald Trump’s use of a national emergency declaration to redirect the funds, arguing that the president abused authority by sidestepping Congress’¬†appropriations.

“The cases involve substantially overlapping legal issues and litigation before different judges would likely lead to both burdensome duplication of labor and a danger of conflicting results,” the groups said.

U.S. District Judge Haywood…

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