The Associated Press reports:
The Justice Department asked the justices Monday to cancel arguments on Feb. 22 in a case over President Donald Trump’s decision to divert billions of dollars in taxpayer money to construction of portions of a wall along the border with Mexico.
The new administration made a similar request for arguments set for a week later over the Trump policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents groups that sued the Trump administration in both cases, has agreed to putting off both cases, acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar told the court.
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The Justice Department has asked justices to cancel arguments on two upcoming cases now that the president has started unwinding them.https://t.co/vz3tZqXfPR
— NBC 24 (@NBC24WNWO) February 1, 2021
BREAKING: The Biden administration requested a delay in our border wall Supreme Court arguments.
It’s a good start that Biden isn’t rushing to defend Trump’s illegal wall in court, but just hitting the brakes isn’t enough.
We must tear down the wall.
— ACLU (@ACLU) February 1, 2021