El Paso Looks To Send Border Wall Suit Straight To Justices

By Alyssa Aquino (September 2, 2020, 9:23 PM EDT) -- El Paso County, Texas, and an immigration advocacy group urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to take up their challenge to President Donald Trump's diversion of billions in defense dollars to border wall construction before the Fifth Circuit weighs in.

El Paso and the Border Network for Human Rights request to leapfrog over the Fifth Circuit contends that their challenge to the border wall transfers poses different legal questions than the ones the Sierra Club used to convince a California court to put a nationwide bar on the funding diversions.

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to review...

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