The Supreme Court handed President Trump and his administration a huge win in a landmark immigration case.
The court ruled 7-2 in favor of Trump with two liberal judges Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissenting.
Reporter Cristian Farias wrote, “The Supreme Court ruled that the Suspension Clause of the Constitution, which allows people to bring challenges to their detention in federal court,” doesn’t apply to asylum seekers.
“Today’s decision handcuffs the Judiciary’s ability to perform its constitutional duty to safeguard individual liberty and dismantles a critical component of the separation of powers,” Sonia Sotomayor wrote.
From The Hill:
The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a win on Thursday by ruling that asylum seekers have no right to a federal court hearing before being removed from the U.S.
The 7-2 decision allows the administration to fast-track the removal process, and could affect thousands of immigrants.
The majority opinion was written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who was joined by all but two of the court’s more liberal justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who dissented.
Haven’t gotten to Sotomayor’s dissent yet, but there’s a chance I agree with Breyer/RBG. Not sure Thuraissigiam was the best plaintiff for this argument pic.twitter.com/cIS28ufiC6— Ben Orlebeke (@ben_orlebeke) June 25, 2020