February 10, 2017
By Brendan Kirby
Justice Kennedy could side with liberals, set precedent undermining executive authority on immigration
President Donald Trump’s gut reaction to Thursday’s appeals court ruling against his national security executive order was to take the case to the Supreme Court, but there is good reason to think he should be hesitant.
Conventional wisdom is that the high court, short a justice since last year’s death of Antonin Scalia, would divide 4-4 on an appeal of a lower court restraining order blocking the administration from enforcing a temporary halt of the refugee resettlement program and travel from seven terrorism-plagued counties. … Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.
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