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Supreme Court Accepts Trump Appeals on Border Wall, Asylum

  • Cases could fizzle if Biden wins election, scraps policies
  • Court could soon have 6-3 conservative majority with Barrett
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear two appeals from President Donald Trump’s administration over policies at the Mexican border, accepting cases on his use of Pentagon funds to build fencing and his requirement that asylum-seekers remain in Mexico until their cases are decided.

Both cases could fizzle if Democrat Joe Biden defeats Trump in the Nov. 3 election and moves to scrap the disputed policies. But should Trump win re-election, rulings in his favor would bolster his long-term spending and border-control authority.