Donald Trump spent nearly three years fighting off frivolous legal challenges by the Left to his agenda.
The President finally got some good news on that front.
And that’s because this one court just handed Donald Trump the win he waited his whole Presidency for.
A District Court judge in Texas slapped an injunction on the President’s ability to transfer $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the southern border.
The Democrat judge handed down this decision despite the Supreme Court lifting an earlier order blocking the President’s authority to unlock the money through the 1976 National Emergency Act.
But the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just stepped in and lifted the order.
A divided federal appeals court has lifted a lower court’s order blocking $3.6 billion in military construction funds that President Donald Trump planned to use to finance an expanded and improved border wall.
The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order on Wednesday granting the Trump administration’s request to stay the injunction that U.S. District Court Judge David Briones, based in El Paso, Texas, issued last month.
The three-judge appeals court panel split along ideological lines, with two Republican appointees voting to temporarily set aside the injunction and the sole Democratic appointee dissenting.
The 5th Circuit panel’s majority did not provide a detailed explanation for its action, but noted that last July the Supreme Court stayed a similar injunction issued by a federal judge in Oakland, Calif.
This order clears the final legal hurdle that gets the President back on track toward building hundreds of miles of new border wall before the 2020 election.
Building the wall was the President’s signature campaign promise and Donald Trump being able to tell the voters he fulfilled his pledge will be a centerpiece message of his 2020 re-election campaign.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.