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Judge sides with Trump on challenge to Mexico border wall


February 28, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, removing what could have been a major obstacle to the signature campaign pledge.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected arguments by the state of California and advocacy groups that the administration overreached by waiving laws requiring environmental and other reviews to begin construction. Challengers said a 2005 a law that gave the Homeland Security secretary broad authority to waive the reviews had expire...

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