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California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. Asked about the lawsuit at an appearance in San Diego, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he expects to prevail in legal challenges to the wall – one of the president’s key campaign pledges. “The United States government has the control of that border and a responsibility … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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California Sues Trump Administration to Prevent Border Wall

California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over its plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing it’s overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The suit filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, makes arguments similar to those made in a lawsuit brought last week by advocacy groups. Both lawsuits aim to stop design, planning and construction of the wall. The cases are particularly focused on halting the construction of wall prototypes in San Diego and the replacement of barriers…

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