Tigua Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear border fence case
A coalition that includes the Tigua Tribe of Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The fence will block access to one of the tribe's most important sacred sites on the Rio Grande River. DHS won't have to examine the environmental or cultural impacts due to a broad waiver in an act of Congress.

The petition in El Paso, Texas v. Napolitano will be considered by the justices at a closed-door conference on Friday. SCOTUSBlog lists it as one to watch.

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