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Center for Biological Diversity v. Trump

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part the Trump Administration's motion to dismiss a challenge to its plans to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. An environmental group argued that the president...

El Paso, Texas v. Trump

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit blocked a preliminary injunction issued by a district court that had barred the Trump Administration from using military funds to build portions of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The district court had...

El Paso, Texas v. Trump

ELR Case

A district court granted a motion to preliminarily enjoin the Trump Administration from using military funds to build portions of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. El Paso County and a nonprofit group argued that the president...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Customs and Border Protection for failure to disclose under FOIA information related to construction of a wall along the Mexican border....

Trump v. Sierra Club

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration's request to stay a district court order enjoining the use of military funds to build portions of a border wall along the Mexican border. The Court found that the government made a...

H.R. 1732

ELR Congressional Update

North American Butterfly Ass'n v. Nielsen

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a conservation group's suit to block the Department of Homeland Security from constructing a border wall near the National Butterfly Center in southern Texas. The group argued that the Department violated the...

Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment to the Department of Homeland Security for waiving applicable environmental laws to expedite construction of border barriers near San Diego and Calexico, California. Environmental...

In re Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation

ELR Case

A district court upheld the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS') decision to waive the legal requirements of NEPA, ESA, and CZMA for two border wall construction projects in San Diego, California. DHS made its waiver...

Environmental Impacts of the Border Wall

ELR Article

On January 25, 2017, during his first week in office, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order calling for the “immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border” of the United States. Such a wall would span more...