Court hears 2 cases against Trump's border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Arguments have concluded in a federal courtroom in California where billions of dollars that would allow President Donald Trump to build his border wall is at stake.

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. heard arguments in two cases that seek to block the White House from spending money secured for wall construction under Trump's declaration of a national emergency in February.

California and 19 other states brought one lawsuit; the Sierra Club and a coalition of communities along the border, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, brought the other.

The plaintiffs sought an injunction to block the government from moving forward with its construction plans. The judge said he will make a decision next week.