Donald Trump saw all three of his Supreme Court nominees confirmed – the most during one Presidential term since Richard Nixon.
Liberals were enraged at the new 6-3 split.
And no one expected this Obama Supreme Court Justice to lead the charge vindicating Trump with this policy win.
When Donald Trump refused to wait until after the election to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Democrats threatened to remake the Supreme Court in retaliation if they grabbed power.
They did. But some Democrats must now be thinking their threats to dilute every Justices’ authority are backfiring.
It appears Supreme Court Justices – liberals included – are miffed.
They’ve recently joined the six conservatives on a handful of unanimous verdicts and Court observers suggest this could be meant to send a message to the Left to drop the threats to remake the SCOTUS bench.
But everyone was caught off guard when left-wing Justice Elena wrote the opinion in a shocking 9-0 verdict vindicating Trump on one of his immigration policies.
With Kagan’s opinion, the Court unanimously rejected amnesty for illegal aliens covered under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a program Joe Biden infuriated liberals with by keeping it in place after Trump left office.
The Associated Press reports:
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents.
Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking “green cards” to remain in the country permanently.
The designation applies to people who come from countries ravaged by war or disaster. It protects them from deportation and allows them to work legally. There are 400,000 people from 12 countries with TPS status.
Of course, every member of the Supreme Court, including far-left Justice Stephen Bryer, opposes the Left’s calls for packing or expanding the Court.
So perhaps the recent string of unanimous decisions is the Justices’ way of brushing back partisan critics on the Left who want to expand the Court so they’ll rubber stamp partisan outcomes.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.