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High Court Won’t Touch Trump’s Border Wall Waivers

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High Court Won’t Touch Trump’s Border Wall Waivers

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 10:39 AM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up environmental groups’ challenge to the Trump administration’s power to bypass federal and local laws and construct portions of the border wall.

The decision permits the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue using the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act to waive environmental oversights over the construction of a 145-mile section of the administration’s much-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

The Center for Biological Diversity and three others filed suit against the Trump administration’s waivers, arguing that the IIRIRA’s waiver authority — which is delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security —…

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