Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Did Justice Gorsuch Just Rule Against The Trump Administration On Immigrant Case?

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Tie-breaking vote
According to Business Insider, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch provided the tie-breaking vote over to the liberal wing of the court on Tuesday in a case that ruled part of a federal law making it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes too vague to be enforced. The decision is a loss for the Trump administration.
"The court's 5-4 decision — an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent," reports BI. "Conviction for a crime of violence makes deportation 'a virtual certainty' for an immigrant, no matter how long he has lived in the United States, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her opinion for the court."
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links below to other takes on what went down:

Gorsuch’s Ruling in Immigration Case is Solid Conservative Originalism

Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas Clash Over Due Process and Immigration Law

Supreme Court Nixes Provision that Expedites Deportation of Violent Criminals

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1 comment:

cimbri said...

I'm not concerned about this. All immigration rules and laws need to be clear and constitutional. Gorsuch is helping us in the long run.