Posted on January 22, 2024

Supreme Court Rules Border Agents Can Remove Razor Wire Erected by Texas

Nick Robertson, The Hill, January 22, 2024

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government can remove razor wire erected on the U.S.-Mexico border by Texas law enforcement, which the government argued illegally prevented them from managing the border.

The 5-4 decision vacated an appeals court ruling last month that allowed the wire to stay amid a continued legal standoff over border jurisdiction.

Chief Justice John Roberts led the majority, alongside justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Amy Coney Barrett and Ketanji Brown Jackson, with the remaining justices in dissent.