University of Michigan Law School
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Title "The judge Trump disparaged as ‘Mexican’ will preside over an important border wall case"
Date Feb 5, 2018
Author Eli Rosenberg
Author Institution Washington Post
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Abstract The federal judge whom President Trump disparaged as a “Mexican” during his campaign will preside over a case brought against one of the president’s most highly touted initiatives: the U.S-Mexico border wall.

District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel, who was targeted by the president while he was the judge of a class-action lawsuit against the president’s now-defunct Trump University, will on Friday hear the case brought by the state of California, some environmental groups and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.). It challenges waivers that were given to the federal branch more than 10 years ago to bypass some federal and state laws for border security.

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case Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (IM-CA-0103)

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