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House Suit Over Trump Border Wall Funding Revived by Court

  • Democrats claim Trump broke law by redirecting money to wall
  • Court tossed an earlier ruling that the House couldn’t sue
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House Democrats’ lawsuit over the Trump administration’s reallocation of government funds to help pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall has been revived by a federal appeals court in Washington.

The suit accused President Donald Trump of violating the constitution by proceeding with his wall without congressional approval and by using funds that Congress had appropriated for other purposes. A three-judge panel of the appeals court on Friday scrapped a lower-court decision that said the House didn’t have legal standing to challenge the transfer of funds.