In DACA ruling, the Roberts court chooses politics over law

Source: Washington Examiner - View Original Article
Published: Jul 02, 2020
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76% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

81% Positive Sentiment + Policies: DACA = 81% Liberal
71% Positive Sentiment + Policies: DACA = 71% Liberal


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95% "Good luck, says the Roberts Court -- see you back here in another three years!"
94% "Their legal technicality delays a needed political and legislative reckoning on immigration policy."
87% "Trump himself says he doesn't want them deported."
83% "Trump voters don't want them deported."
79% "Now, thanks to the justices' wrong-headed meddling in political concerns outside of their purview, these covered immigrants will linger indefinitely."
69% "But politics aside"
64% "Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday threw up yet another obstacle to President Trump's repeal of an Obama-era executive action."
58% "As Thomas notes, Thursday's ruling creates perverse incentives for future administrations to impose dubious or even bizarre or illegal policies as they leave office."
57% "Finally, these immigrants would receive formal legal status -- perhaps even as part of a larger and long-elusive immigration reform compromise."
-53% "It's not that Trump imposed an illegal or unconstitutional policy in 2017 when he repealed President Barack Obama's program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals."
-60% "There is no shortcut in a democracy to having the legislature decide this question."
-61% "The separation of powers deserved a less evasive answer than this."
-80% "But in this, too, it failed."
-91% "Today's decision must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision."
-97% "Rather, Roberts and the liberal justices found a cheap technical loophole that places the policy on hold."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

95% : Good luck, says the Roberts Court -- see you back here in another three years!
94% : Their legal technicality delays a needed political and legislative reckoning on immigration policy.
87% : Trump himself says he doesn't want them deported.
83% : Trump voters don't want them deported.
82% : Justice Clarence Thomas nailed it in his dissent when he characterized this ruling as a legal evasion.
81% : Even if DACA was legal in the first place -- and Obama himself expressed doubts about this --
79% : The majority," Thomas writes, "erroneously holds that the agency is not only permitted, but required, to continue administering unlawful programs that it inherited from a previous administration.
79% : Now, thanks to the justices' wrong-headed meddling in political concerns outside of their purview, these covered immigrants will linger indefinitely.
78% : Trump was well within his power to revert immigration policy to the status quo ante that had existed through Obama's first term.
72% : By dodging the legal question at hand in favor of a less politically risky outcome, Roberts has virtually guaranteed continued uncertainty for DACA recipients.
71% : Recall that when he canceled DACA, Trump was trying to force all sides in Congress into what would have to become a bipartisan compromise.
69% : But politics aside
64% : Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday threw up yet another obstacle to President Trump's repeal of an Obama-era executive action.
63% : Judges don't get to decide political questions such as immigration policy.
61% : Conservatives don't want them deported, and neither do liberals.
58% : As Thomas notes, Thursday's ruling "creates perverse incentives" for future administrations to impose dubious or even bizarre or illegal policies as they leave office.
57% : It has so far chosen not to settle the matter, and no one else has the right to do so in the absence of a congressional delegation of authority.
57% : Finally, these immigrants would receive formal legal status -- perhaps even as part of a larger and long-elusive immigration reform compromise.
56% : " When the Roberts-led majority committed this legal travesty, it did so in hopes of creating a more politically acceptable outcome.
53% : Rather than face this politically uncomfortable fact, Roberts and the four liberal justices played politics and bought some time.
53% : Under this precedent, those last-minute orders might as well be written in stone.
52% : , Trump possesses the legal power to undo Obama's executive actions on immigration.
47% : It's not that Trump imposed an illegal or unconstitutional policy in 2017 when he repealed President Barack Obama's program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
40% : There is no shortcut in a democracy to having the legislature decide this question.
39% : The separation of powers deserved a less evasive answer than this.
38% : The issue is that, from a political perspective, no one wants to deport DACA recipients -- foreign nationals who were brought to the United States illegally as children.
20% : In fact, political danger would befall anyone who proved unwilling to play ball in a legislative compromise on DACA recipients' fate.
20% : But in this, too, it failed.
17% : In essence, because an initial memo explaining Trump's policy was inadequate, a three-year effort to rescind an Obama executive memorandum has been nullified.
14% : They will be temporarily protected from deportation but possessed of no long-term certainty except that, if they ever do become citizens, the votes they cast for their lawmakers won't really mean anything.
9% : Today's decision must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision."
3% : Rather, Roberts and the liberal justices found a cheap technical loophole that places the policy on hold.

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