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North American Butterfly Ass'n v. Wolf

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court's dismissal of a conservation group's suit to block the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from constructing a border wall near the National Butterfly Center in...

Sierra Club v. Trump

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed, 2-1, a ruling in a lawsuit concerning the Trump Administration's use of military construction funds to build portions of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. States and an environmental group...

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...