Amy Howe for SCOTUSBlog reports on the latest skirmish in the Supreme Court over the Trump administration's construction of the wall along the U.S./Mexico border. The Court yesterday rejected the request to temporarily halt construction. "By a vote of 5-4, the justices declined to lift a stay, entered just over a year ago, that allowed the federal government to continue to spend federal funds on construction while a legal challenge to the wall continues. The challengers had urged the Supreme Court to intervene last week, telling the justices that if the stay were not lifted, the Trump administration could finish the wall before the court even decides whether to take up the case on the merits."
Justice Breyer, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor, filed a dissent.