Updated Dec 11, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Second judge blocks Trump from using billions in Pentagon funds to build border wall

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A federal judge in California blocked President Trump on Wednesday from diverting $3.6 billion from military projects to build the border wall.

The big picture: This follows a nationwide injunction issued on Tuesday by a Texas judge, who also argued that Trump's national emergency was unlawful. The administration is now blocked from using about one-third of the total funds that were allocated for the border wall, signaling that it intended to appeal after the Texas' judge ruling on Tuesday.

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