Epoch Times: A judge has ruled that the Trump administration must temporarily stop using some Defense Department funds to build additional border fencing.
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California said on Friday, May 24, that Trump cannot move the funds without congressional approval.
Gilliam’s 56-page ruling (pdf) blocks the use of $1 billion from the Department of Defense to fund two wall projects to replace some 51 miles of fencing in two areas on the United States–Mexico border.
The ruling does not stop the Trump administration from using funds from other sources to build the wall.
The lawsuit that resulted in Gilliam’s ruling was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition. Gilliam is an Oakland-based appointee of President Barack Obama. more here