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…