(Bloomberg) -- A federal judge in Texas said he would block President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the Mexican border with funds shifted from the Pentagon’s construction budget.
U.S. District Judge David Briones ruled Friday that Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to redirect Defense Department appropriations to a wall project that Congress specifically refused to pay for was illegal. He told the plaintiffs to draft a preliminary injunction for his review.
The case is El Paso County, TX v. Trump, 19-66, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas (El Paso).
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