On July 18, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked the US Supreme Court to rehear the case concerning President Obama's executive actions on immigration, when there are 9 Justices sitting on the bench. The DOJ is requesting a rehearing due to the split decision the US Supreme Court made in June 2016, being short a justice.
The DOJ is seeking a definitive resolution in this monumental case. With a split decision, the Supreme Court's opinion holds no weight to court of appeals cases. A rehearing when the Supreme Court has all of its members, will provide a definitive answer as to whether such action is constitutional or not, and importantly it will finally decide on the fate of 4.4 million immigrant parents, who are anxiously waiting to hear if they too would have similar relief as DACA recipients, deferred action.
However, seeing how Congress seems reluctant to consider a replacement Justice, nominated by President Obama, to fill the vacant seat left by Justice Scalia's death, it is unclear as to when the Supreme Court's bench will be full. The attorneys at Reyes & Schroeder will continue to watch this situation as it develops.
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