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Appeals Court Green Lights Portion Of Butterfly Center Lawsuit Against Homeland Security

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A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. says a portion of a lawsuit by a wildlife conservation group can proceed against Homeland Security.

The Monitor reported Sunday that on Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the National Butterfly Center in Mission. The three-judge panel said its decision is based on the center’s claim that Homeland Security violated the center’s Fifth Amendment right to due process.

The panel also upheld a lower court’s dismissal of other parts of the lawsuit. The issue stems from construction of the border wall and its impact on the center’s property and conservation mission.

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