The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a halt on President Obama’s immigration plan, DACA and DAPA, in a split ruling.
BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan in 4-4 tie.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 23, 2016
The court’s opinion was only one page long.
This is the entire SCOTUS opinion in U.S. v. Texas pic.twitter.com/BsSgQJr2zu
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) June 23, 2016
The decision breakdown was the following:
KENNEDY, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which GINSBURG, BREYER, and SOTOMAYOR, JJ., joined. THOMAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion. ALITO, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and THOMAS, J., joined. KAGAN, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has weighed in on the ruling and said the following:
“Today, Article I of the Constitution was vindicated. The Supreme Court’s ruling makes the president’s executive action on immigration null and void. The Constitution is clear: The president is not permitted to write laws — only Congress is. This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers.”
The Obama administration’s fight for the policies is not over yet. According to SCOTUSblog, another appeal is coming.
There will be a later appeal, so Obama immigration policy will be revived if Clinton wins and a democratic nominee provides a 5th vote
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 23, 2016