U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected arguments by the state of California and advocacy groups in opposition to the Trump Administration's border wall construction. Curiel ruled the administration did not overreach by waiving laws requiring environmental and other reviews before beginning construction.
"The court cannot and does not consider whether the underlying decisions to construct border barriers are politically wise or prudent," Curiel wrote. He also wrote that both sides made plausible arguments preventing him from making a clear finding that the administration overreached.
The Trump administration has issued three waivers since August for building parts of the wall in California and New Mexico.