Skip to comments.Justices grant government’s stay request on “public charge” rule for Illinois
Posted on 02/21/2020 10:15:12 PM PST by House Atreides
Last month the Supreme Court granted the federal governments request for permission to enforce a rule known as the public charge rule, which prohibits noncitizens from receiving a green card if the government believes that they are likely to rely on public assistance. That ruling put on hold a pair of orders by a federal district court in New York, which had blocked the government from enforcing the rule anywhere in the nation. Tonight the justices, by a vote of 5-4, allowed the government to enforce the rule in Illinois while it appeals an order by a district court there that prohibited the government from enforcing the rule in that state.
Three members of the courts liberal wing Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor indicated that they would have denied the governments request. Justice Sonia Sotomayor filed a written dissent that was sharply critical of both the federal government and her colleagues. Sotomayor complained that the government had not met the test for a stay of the lower courts decision: Its only claimed hardship is that it must enforce an existing interpretation of an immigration rule in one State, Sotomayor observed, while an updated version of the rule takes effect in the remaining 49. And more broadly, Sotomayor stressed, the government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases, demanding immediate attention and consuming limited Court resources in each.
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And who's fault is that, Justice Sotomayor? Could it be the unprecedented number of absurd lower court rulings issuing these kinds of injunctions?
5-4. A mere one vote threshold for sanity.
Couldn’t someone take RBG for a polar bear swim? If she’s so strong, I’m sure that plunging into a sub zero pond will bring roses to her cheeks...
Sotomayor is a Hispanic Marxist pig, not an American. Everything to her is “immigration, immigrants, illegal immigrants rights, etc). Nothing about protecting the sovereignty of a nation and its borders, having people enter legally like so many do, and behaving in a lawful manner when here no matter what their immigration status is.
In other words, she’s a leftist Hispanic irredentist POS, not an American.
The lefts darling
We need two more conservative American justices. We have too many Marxist globalists there now.
“Im assuming THIS Supreme Court decision can be referenced if any other District Court tries to issue a temporary stay (to preclude enforcement of the new public charge rue) for its local jurisdiction. “
actually, the issue is the legitimacy of the issuance of nationwide injunctions by lowly district courts, not stays of said injunctions, which can be issues only by courts higher than district courts.
unfortunately, SCOTUS has yet to take a case where they can specifically rule on the legitimacy of nationwide injunctions in general by lowly district courts, and i doubt that SCOTUS issuing individual stays based on issues specific to those specific cases provides much guidance to higher courts on staying nationwide injunctions by district courts in general, which is why our two newest SCOTUS judges want to adjudicate a case that decides once and for all the legitimacy of a district court trying to make a ruling that affects the entire nation, namely because that is SCOTUS’ job, not the job of lowly district courts which should have jurisdiction over only their own districts ...
I love Sotomayor’s response. Litigants should stop bothering the court over and over again when lower courts overstep their bounds. There’s limited resources...
There’s a solution there, SCOTUS taking actual action towards the courts below for creating these situations that is so troubling to Sotomayor.
But hey, it’s fun to just blame the victim...
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