Calif., NM Urge 9th Circ. To Block Border Wall Funding

Law360 (September 16, 2019, 4:54 PM EDT) -- California and New Mexico urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reverse a district court’s denial of an injunction that would halt two border wall construction projects, arguing that the federal government is encroaching on the states’ sovereignty and environmental rights.

The two states told the appellate court Friday that the district court erred when it denied the injunction bid despite finding the federal government’s decision to divert funds in order to construct two new segments of border wall — El Centro and El Paso projects — was unlawful. The states said in the court filing that allowing construction to continue...

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