06 Feb '18, 6pm

Judge Trump Targeted as 'Mexican' to Hear Environmental Case on Border Wall

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge that Donald Trump attacked for his ethnicity, will hear a case on whether the president can waive environmental laws to build his controversial U.S.-Mexico border wall . The case, scheduled for Feb. 9 in U.S. District Court in San Diego, is a consolidation of three separate lawsuits filed by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), conservation groups and the state of California. McClatchy , which first reported Curiel's assignment, noted that Trump disparaged the judge during the 2016 presidential campaign over a lawsuit involving Trump University. Trump called the judge a "Mexican"—even though Curiel was born in Indiana—in an attempt to paint the judge as "totally biased" over Conservative immigration policies and the border project. "Look, he's proud of his heritage, OK? I'm building a wall," Trump said of Curiel in a Ju...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/border-wall-trump-mexico-2531889...

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