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Supreme Court declines to hear case regarding environmental groups' challenge to border wall

Leaves in place ruling that allowed construction to continue
Posted at 9:32 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 10:32:49-04

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico.

The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal involving the construction of 145 miles of steel-bollard walls along the border in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

Environmental groups had challenged a federal law that allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of border fencing.

Environmental groups argued that it violates the Constitution’s separation of powers. But a lower court dismissed the case.