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House Says Constitution Doesn't Bar Border Wall Funding Suit

Law360 (May 23, 2019, 9:12 PM EDT) -- To block the Trump administration from spending more funds on a border wall than Congress appropriated, House Democrats will need to convince a D.C. federal judge that the branches of government are allowed to sue each other.

Attorneys representing the Democrat-led House squared off against counterparts from the Trump administration for three hours Thursday in a D.C. courtroom, where they argued the point before U.S. District Judge Trevor M. McFadden.

Judge McFadden, the youngest district judge on the D.C. bench, spent the first half of the hearing quizzing the attorneys thoroughly on standing.

He didn’t seem ready to buy House general...

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April 5, 2019

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