Mexican-American judge that Trump attacked could hear case on border wall

Mexican-American judge that Trump attacked could hear case on border wall
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The federal judge who President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE attacked for his ethnicity during the 2016 presidential  campaign could end up judging whether the president gets to build his proposed border wall.

U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel — who Trump said might be biased against him in a lawsuit concerning Trump University because of Curiel's Mexican heritage — will hear a case on Friday that could determine Trump’s ability to waive environmental laws in the construction of the wall.

Curiel could hinder the administration's efforts to build barriers on unfenced portions of the border if he rules against Trump. 

If the judge rules in favor of the administration, it would allow Trump to issue the waivers needed to build sections of the border.