There have actually been two wins in court for the border wall this week. On Wednesday the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay to a previous court ruling that prevented the Trump administration from getting access to $3.6 billion in funds for construction of the border wall.
In a 2-1 ruling, the panel noted that the U.S. Supreme Court had stayed an injunction in a similar border wall case from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The court also said there was a “substantial likelihood” that the parties challenging the funding transfer – the county of El Paso, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights – lacked standing to sue the Trump administration.
Today a district court judge lifted a restraining order he had put in place last year to prevent a private effort to build a section of the wall near the Rio Grande. The Associated Press points out that the judge did so against the government’s wishes in this case: