Sunday, February 11, 2018

DACA Advocates Tap Powerful Lawyers To Defend Amnesty At Supreme Court

My question of the day is: Does President Trump really want to win this one and will he put our best lawyers on this case?
Two groups leading the legal fight to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have retained the country’s most powerful law firms to protect DACA at the Supreme Court.
That the DACA case would attract top legal talent is not surprising, especially since the litigation has reached a critical stretch.
The University of California, which sued to stop DACA’s termination in Sept. 2017, hired Covington & Burling’s Robert Long, while Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Ted Boutrous was retained to represent six DACA recipients who are individually suing the administration.
Long and Boutrous are veteran Supreme Court advocates who have argued major cases before the justices. The high court appointed Long to argue a jurisdictional issue in NFIB v. Sebelius, the first Obamacare case, in 2012. Boutrous argued the 2011 Dukes v. Wal-Mart case, and convinced the court to invalidate the largest employment class action lawsuit in American history. Both have argued extensively in lower appeals courts.
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