Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Supremes Refuses to Stay Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding that Arizona Could Not Deny DACA Recipients Driver's Licenses
SCOTUSblog reports that, over the dissents of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, the Supreme Court today rejected Arizona’s request to allow it to deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants who have been permitted by Obama administration policy to remain in the United States. The Court refused to stay a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requiring the state to issue driver’s licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. There were no explanations by either the majority or the dissenters. Arizona is still pursuing its appeal to the Court.