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2019-10-13 Home Front: WoT
Trump violated the law by declaring emergency to divert funds to border wall, judge rules
[NYPOST] President Trump acted unlawfully when he declared a national emergency in order to fund his long-promised border wall, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Texas federal Judge David Briones’ order left open the option that the justice could also temporarily bar use of the funds to construct the wall at the southern border.
Appointed by....*drumroll, please* Bill Clinton
The County of El Paso and an organization called Border Network for Human Rights sued Trump and the administration earlier this year, claiming the president violated the law when he declared a national emergency in order to divert funds from the Department of Defense to bankroll the project.

The judge agreed, writing Friday that the law "expressly forbids" the use of money appropriated by Congress for a purpose outside its original purpose.

Briones instructed lawyers for the plaintiffs to file proposed parameters within the next 10 days specifying the scope of the injunction they’re seeking to levy against the wall.

Lawyers for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Posted by Fred 2019-10-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [417 views ]  Top

#1 David Briones is a federal judge on senior status with the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Posted by 3dc 2019-10-13 01:34||   2019-10-13 01:34|| Front Page Top

#2 Go full Hickory on them.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-13 01:34||   2019-10-13 01:34|| Front Page Top

#3 Black robed tyrants every step of the way, as planned by the Clintons and Soetoro.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-13 02:33||   2019-10-13 02:33|| Front Page Top

#4 His opinion really doesn’t matter.
Posted by Uleck Spererong9442 2019-10-13 07:21||   2019-10-13 07:21|| Front Page Top

#5 Civil 'servants' and black robed aristocracy. De facto life appointments. Maybe, just maybe, organizations stop working when those organized decide they run things not the people. Everyone should be able to be held accountable by term/employment limits that include the opportunity for the 'employer' to opt out of their services. An 'opt out' that works routinely, not rarely.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-13 07:50||   2019-10-13 07:50|| Front Page Top

#6 It still amazes me that some unelected district judge in some obscure part of the US can dictate entire national policy.

This isn't what I learned in civics class in high school.
Posted by Tom 2019-10-13 08:27||   2019-10-13 08:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Tom, how quaint that you think there is separation of powers and the rule of law.
/sarc off/
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2019-10-13 08:43||   2019-10-13 08:43|| Front Page Top

#8 Welcome to The Shitshow, Tom.
New rules. New norms.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-13 10:56||   2019-10-13 10:56|| Front Page Top

#9 Breaking up the black robed aristos should be the goal of Trump's administration after 2020.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-13 10:57||   2019-10-13 10:57|| Front Page Top

#10 Impeach him!
Posted by BrerRabbit 2019-10-13 12:17||   2019-10-13 12:17|| Front Page Top

No. We do not threaten American citizens at Rantburg. This is non-negotiable, and will lead to a time out or banning.

—trailing wife for the moderators at 2:10 p.m. EDT
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-10-13 13:38||   2019-10-13 13:38|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm waiting for a judge to order the reinstatement of that ambassador to Ukraine. They are arrogant enough.
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-10-13 14:07||   2019-10-13 14:07|| Front Page Top

#13 Oh my God! I think we've finally found the fabled White Hispanic.
Posted by Whavimp Grath4899 2019-10-13 14:20||   2019-10-13 14:20|| Front Page Top

#14 Didn't this already go up to the Supreme court?
Posted by ruprecht 2019-10-13 21:33||   2019-10-13 21:33|| Front Page Top

#15 Don't threaten. VOTE.
November 2020 is just around the corner, comrades.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-13 22:25||   2019-10-13 22:25|| Front Page Top

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