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9th Circuit finds Trump illegally moved funds for border wall (access required)

A federal appeals court has ruled the Trump administration illegally diverted $2.5 billion in military construction funds to finance his border wall through Arizona, California and New Mexico. In a pair of 2-1 decisions June 26, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the president "lacked independent constitutional authority'' to authorize the transfer of the dollars. "These ...

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