December 21, 2017
The Supreme Court Wednesday lifted an order requiring the Trump administration to release internal documents relating to the rescission of DACA, an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as children.
The order requires a federal court in California to reconsider the administration’s two principal arguments in a lawsuit currently seeking access to the government’s internal deliberations on DACA cancellation. The Justice Department claims the administration need not release internal documents concerning DACA’s cancellation because such decisions cannot be reviewed by the courts, and because federal law deprives trial courts of jurisdiction to hear challenges relating to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
The justices instructed the California court to reconsider these arguments because a finding in the government’s favor would eliminate the necessity of further review of administration records.
There were no noted dissents, though the Court does not publish vote tallies in orders of this nature.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:26 am