Thursday, June 18, 2009

Supreme Court declines to hear border fence case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of whether or not the federal government can trump local and state laws in order to build a fence between the United States and Mexico.

The Hill reports:

Under President Bush, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff approved two waivers that disburden fence planners of having to comply with "all federal, state or other laws, regulations and legal requirements" of construction. full article

This includes the ability to ignore the Endangered Species Act and and the National Environmental Policy Act.

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