Judge OKs DHS Waiver Of Environmental Laws

Law360, New York (December 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two environmental groups that challenged the construction of a border fence in Arizona and has ruled that the Secretary of Homeland Security's decision to waive numerous laws wasn't unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle signed off on a memorandum opinion and order dismissing the case with prejudice. She rebuffed the plaintiffs' argument that DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff's decision to waive 20 laws pursuant to his authority under the Real ID Act of 2005...
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