Supreme Court Decision Enrages Biden

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( – On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito announced another extension of the freeze of a Texas law that enables state law enforcement to arrest people who they believe may have entered the country illegally through the Southern border. 

This is the second time that the administrative pause has been extended as the court is trying to make a decision on the Biden administration’s emergency application that is looking to block the law for a longer period. 

Alito was the one to issue the extension as he is the one responsible for handling all of the cases emerging from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief of the conservative justice came without providing any explanation or signaling what the ruling of the full court would ultimately be in this case. 

However, unlike the previous orders, Alito’s pause does not have an expiration date and is just going to remain until “further order” from the full court or him. The previous two pauses he had issued in this case had automatic end times. The last iteration of the pause was set to expire late on Monday afternoon before Alito had handed his extension down. 

The Department of Justice has been pushing the justices to block the law that has been passed by the GOP-controlled Texas legislature. As they have argued this law was an “intrusion into federal immigration enforcement.”

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar had written to the justices that there was “no ambiguity in SB4.” She added that this law was inconsistent in its application with federal law. 

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