A federal judge just gave Trump a much needed victory on his wall funding by ruling against Democrats trying to stop him from using military funding to build the wall:
THE HILL – A federal judge has ruled against Democrats who sought to temporarily stop the president from using military funds for a border wall.
Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, handed the president a needed victory after the White House suffered several losses in his legal battles with congressional Democrats in recent days.
McFadden ruled that House Democrats cannot go to court to block Trump from using military funds to build the border wall “because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims.”
“To be clear, the Court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers,” McFadden wrote.
But he said that because the House to show it has standing in court, the lack of binding precedent showing they can sue and rulings made in related cases, “the Court cannot assume jurisdiction to proceed to the merits.”
The judge ruled that Democrats did not have standing based on the Constitution:
BREAKING U.S. judge dismisses House suit challenging Trump’s border wall, ruling one chamber of Congress cannot sue Executive branch: pic.twitter.com/vqx0xF1Y0O
— Spencer Hsu (@hsu_spencer) June 3, 2019
Here’s the relevant excerpts from the judges ruling: