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Justice Roberts Is Swing Vote As SCOTUS Stops Trump Ban On Asylum Claims

So much for “conservative majority.”

The Supreme Court ruled against President Trump’s attempt to stop illegal aliens from claiming asylum when they cross the border on a 5-4 decision. Roberts, who was supposed to be a constitutionalist has once again turned his back on the great paper to side with progressives.

The Supreme Court on Friday denied the Trump administration’s request that it be allowed to immediately enforce a new policy of denying asylum to those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, a change that lower courts declared possibly illegal.

Four justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh — would have granted the administration’s request to let the order go into effect.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit earlier this month kept in place a lower-court decision that stopped the policy’s implementation, saying it was simply a way around specific language in federal law that allows all who enter the United States, regardless of where, to apply for asylum.

“Just as we may not, as we are often reminded, ‘legislate from the bench,’ neither may the Executive legislate from the Oval Office,” wrote Circuit Judge Jay S. Bybee, a conservative nominated by President George W. Bush, in the 2-to-1 decision.

Source: Washington Post

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