Supreme Court turns off boundary wall challenge against environmentalists

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a coalition of environmental groups which pushed against the Trump government’s construction of the wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The teams, headed by the middle for Biological Diversity, contested a 1996 legislation giving the president power to fight illegal immigration and border crossings, and restricting any legal challenges.

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The coalition maintained the Trump government didn’t conduct adequate environmental impact studies to its structure and endangered species such as the jaguar and Mexican wolf could be negatively affected by the obstruction.

They had claimed in their situation the law’s allowance to the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any legislation required to permit the rapid construction of border fencing violates the Constitution’s separation of powers. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had dismissed the case, citing an earlier case from 2007 with”a virtually identical circumstance.”

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“This Court finds that precedent persuasive, and it compels the conclusion that Plaintiffs’ complaint fails to state logical constitutional claims as a matter of law,” that the Circuit Court’s judgment said.

Fox News’ Bill Mears and The Associated Press contributed to the report.

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