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Trump Wins 2-1 Court Ruling, Can Now Use $3.6 Billion To Construct Border Wall

President Donald Trump just secured a major victory when it comes to fulfilling his “Build The Wall” campaign promise.

On Wednesday, a Louisiana federal appeals court ruled that the Trump administration can take $3.6 billion in military funding in order to build large sections of the wall on the U.S. southern border.

According to CBS News, the 5th Circuit of Appeals decision will overrule a decision last month made by a federal judge, who halted the entire process, causing it to head to a higher court.

According to CBS:

In its ruling on Wednesday, the conservative majority on the three-judge panel cited a Supreme Court decision last year which set aside an injunction by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and allowed the administration to use a separate allocation of military construction funds at the southern border.

Judges Andrew Oldham and Edith Jones, appointees of Mr. Trump and former President Ronald Reagan, respectively, agreed to grant the administration’s request. Judge Stephen Higginson, who was appointed by former President Obama, dissented.

“I am unable to agree, without focused panel deliberation and discussion — possibly aided by dialogue with counsel — that the government presently has shown either a likelihood of success on the merits or irreparable harm in the absence of a stay,” Higginson’s dissent read.

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