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Trump’s Census Citizenship Question Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

Trump’s Census Citizenship Question Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over the Trump administration’s bid to append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire. Democratic states and city governments are challenging the citizenship question, fearing that diminished noncitizen participation will deprive them of federal funding and seats in Congress. […]

9th Circuit Deals Trump An Immigration Win. Yes, You Read That Right

9th Circuit Deals Trump An Immigration Win. Yes, You Read That Right

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily lifted an order suspending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a Trump administration policy that requires Central American asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico before their appearance in immigration court. Though the Friday evening stay is not indicative of the government’s […]

Supremes Hear Opening Skirmish In War Against The Administrative State

Supremes Hear Opening Skirmish In War Against The Administrative State

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court heard a direct challenge to a major component of federal agency law Wednesday called Auer deference.  Auer deference says judges ought to defer to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulation.  Auer is one of several doctrines conservatives are attacking as part of a […]

Supreme Court Backs Trump Power To Detain Migrants Who Commit Crimes

Supreme Court Backs Trump Power To Detain Migrants Who Commit Crimes

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation long after they serve prison sentences for criminal convictions. The ACLU had argued that federal law imposes a strict time limit on when government officials can detain aliens for deportation after they […]

Masterpiece Cakeshop And Colorado Call Truce In Harassment, Discrimination Disput

Masterpiece Cakeshop And Colorado Call Truce In Harassment, Discrimination Disput

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Christian baker Jack Phillips and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (CCRC) have resolved a legal dispute that set Phillips’ religious beliefs against the state’s public accommodations law. The deal, announced Tuesday afternoon, provides that the Commission will close an ongoing anti-discrimination probe of Phillips’s Masterpiece Cakeshop if […]

California Will Lead A Legal Challenge To Trump’s Border Wall Declaration

California Will Lead A Legal Challenge To Trump’s Border Wall Declaration

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . California and a coalition of left-leaning states are expected to file a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration as soon as Monday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told ABC News Sunday that the state had prepared to pursue legal action in advance of the president’s […]

Trump Was Sued Over His National Emergency Declaration In Less Than Six Hours

Trump Was Sued Over His National Emergency Declaration In Less Than Six Hours

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Public Citizen, a Washington-based consumer group, filed the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration concerning the southern border Friday night. The complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, says the president’s declaration violates separation of powers principles because there is no […]

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may include a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire.  U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman struck the citizenship question in a lengthy January ruling, finding the government had repeatedly violated a federal law called the Administrative Procedure Act. […]

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration will ask the Supreme Court to decide whether the government can append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman forbade the government from incorporating the citizenship question Jan. 15 in a sweeping decision that […]

Supreme Court to Review Illegal Immigrant’s Gun Possession Conviction

Supreme Court to Review Illegal Immigrant’s Gun Possession Conviction

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will decide whether an illegal alien from the United Arab Emirates was wrongfully convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm. The case was occasioned in December 2015, when Hamid Mohamed Ahmed Ali Rehaif was arrested in Florida after renting a gun at a shooting […]

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