The wheels continue to come off the Democrats’ political agenda. One can see the leaders of the party scurrying around a smoke-filled room plotting what to do next as President Trump continues his war with campaign promises fulfilled to the voters.
The latest Trump victory seems small, but is significant. Donald Trump received yet another win from the Supreme Court. The issue was the president’s decision last fall to end the so-called DACA program instituted unconstitutionally by former President Obama. That was the idea of protecting young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors.
The Court has decided to expedite the matter. That is the process through which the Court will hear the legal challenge to President Trump’s swift ending of the program.
A California federal trial court had ruled the DACA shutdown illegal. Then the DOF filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court taking another rare motion of requesting the Supreme Court to take the matter up immediately.
Taking the decision away from the notorious liberal-minded Ninth Circuit Court was a huge mistake. Thus, Attorney General Jeff Sessions top deputy, Solicitor General Noel Francisco, filed a motion at the Court asking the justices to expedite the timeline on the petition, which was granted.
The Supreme Court’s present session ends in June. They will have a DACA decision at that time. It could be a non-issue if the Republicans and Democrats come to an agreement on what should be done.
The re-opening of the government after the brief shutdown included an agreement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that there would be a vote held on granting amnesty to those previously protected via DACA. It is assumed both sides will come to some formal truce to avoid a politically-charged public nightmare.
Technically the Supreme Court could uphold Trump’s authority to end DACA. But odds are it will only be relevant by that time for future cases.