California Lawsuit Will Oppose Border Wall

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Using allegations of environmental damage, and state’s rights, the California lawsuit will try to get the courts to stop the wall.

If I understand it correctly, this California lawsuit will contend that the border is California’s responsibility, not the Federal government’s. That is not only incredible on its face, but it completely contradicts the position that liberals took on Arizona’s attempt the enforce Federal law. Remember? Arizona wasn’t supposed to enforce Federal immigration law because it was only a Federal responsibility. But now California is arguing that Trump’s wall violates the state’s responsibilities.

Reuters reported, “California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall.

California’s attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG’s office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Trump campaign promise.

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The border wall lawsuit set to be filed on Wednesday will allege that Trump’s wall violates federal environmental standards, as well as constitutional provisions regarding the separation of powers and states’ rights…

Read the full Reuters story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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