Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall

HOUSTON -- A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall.

The U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to review a different ruling on the use of military construction funds. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals previously agreed with a coalition of border states and environmental groups that contended the transfer of money was unlawful and that building the wall would pose environmental threats.

In its order Friday, the 5th Circuit said it disagreed with the 9th Circuit's ruling and would “decline to follow it.”