What is supposed to happen, in the theory of a government comprised of three co-equal branches, is one or more of the other branches rein it in. Like this........ Appeals court rules funding for Trump border wall construction 'unlawful' The Trump administration can't use money that Congress appropriated for military projects to build the wall, the appeals court ruled. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/do...mp-border-wall-construction-unlawful-n1232287 The executive branch "lacked independent constitutional authority to authorize the transfer of funds," the ruling said. "These funds were appropriated for other purposes, and the transfer amounted to 'drawing funds from the Treasury without authorization by statute and thus violating the Appropriations Clause.' Therefore, the transfer of funds here was unlawful." Wait.......that was not the final say on the matter. Supreme Court sides with Trump on building border wall with diverted military funds The Supreme Court has allowed President Trump to defy Congress and continue to spend more than $6 billion diverted from military funds to pay for the construction of a border wall in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California. https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-07-31/supreme-court-trump-border-wall-construction In this case, the executive branch exceeded its authority under the Constitution, but was enabled in doing so by the Court. Early last year, Trump demanded $5.7 billion for the border wall, but the House of Representatives, under Democratic control, refused, triggering a partial government shutdown that lasted 35 days. The impasse ended when Trump signed a new spending bill that did not include the border wall funding he sought. But a day later, he declared a national emergency and ordered the Pentagon to transfer $2.5 billion to pay for border wall projects. The administration said the new barriers, extending up to 130 miles, were designed to prevent “drug smuggling.” Later, Trump ordered the transfer of another $3.6 billion for new border barriers in Texas. The Constitution says, “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in Consequence of Appropriations made by law.” In Trump’s defense, administration lawyers cited a provision in law that authorized the transfer of military funds in emergencies. However, as lower-court judges pointed out, the law says these transfers must be “based on unforeseen military requirements ... and in no case where the item for which funds are requested has been denied by the Congress.” The Court's power to make a ruling in support of an unconstitutional act is unchecked. Having won twice in lower courts, Congress had no further recourse once the Court ruled on Don's misuse of the emergency powers granted to the executive branch. Begging the question, can the power the Court's conservative super majority wields be held in check? Can something be done when the Court is no longer bound by precedent, the Constitution, public safety, or the people's will? How is the concept of 3 co-equal branches enforced? Make no mistake. The same question applies for a liberal super majority if it similarly runs afoul with juris prudence and the majority of Americans through their elected representatives. The Court has often been the final arbiter in conflicts between the legislative and executive branches. Guided, in theory, by the Constitution. What happens when ideology supersedes the guidance offered by that hallowed document?