Friday, December 21, 2018

SCOTUS Refuses 5-4 to Stay Injunction Halting New Trump Asylum Policy

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Amy Howe reports on SCOTUSBLOG reports on the Trump administration's latest defeat in the Supreme Court. 

The administration had asked the justices to block a ruling by a federal judge that bars the Trump administration from denying asylum to immigrants who unlawfully enter the United States from Mexico. The justices turned down the government’s request, which means that the government will not be able to enforce its new asylum policy while the government appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and possibly the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice John Roberts provided the deciding vote.  Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would have granted the stay.

Peter Margulies comments on the denial of the stay request here.


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