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June 04, 2019

Judge (Not Hawaiian) Dismisses Democrats' Lawsuit Seeking to Block Trump from Using DOD Funds for Wall

You know how everyone always hates dismissals based on lack of standing?

Well, sometimes lack of standing is your friend, too.

Washington, D.C., district court Judge Trevor McFadden said the fight is ultimately a political one “because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims."

"This case presents a close question about the appropriate role of the Judiciary in resolving disputes between the other two branches of the Federal Government. To be clear, the court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers," McFadden, a Trump appointee, wrote in his opinion. "The Court declines to take sides in this fight between the House and the President."


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