9th Circuit Blocks Border Wall Construction Over Environmental Harms

June 26, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in a new ruling is blocking the Trump administration’s border wall construction in part because the damage to the environment from the projects rises to the level of “harm” required for plaintiffs to bring their suit, handing a major win to environmentalists and Democratic-led states. But the June 26 decisions in two linked cases, Sierra Club, et al., v. Trump, et al. , and State of California, et al., v. Trump,...

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