by Axios | 11.5.18
The Justice Department urged the Supreme Court on Monday to take up a legal battle over the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, despite lower courts having yet to rule on the legality of the effort.
The big picture: The administration has been trying to bypass lower-court rulings on some of President Trump’s signature policy proposals with the hope that the now conservative Supreme Court majority will help push his measures through.
Yes, but: The Supreme Court appears to have noticed this trend.
The details: The DOJ argues that by the time the lower courts rule on the issue it might be too late to get the case on the Supreme Court's 2018-2019 docket. If so, that means the administration would have to keep the Obama-era program for at least another year.
What they're saying: New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood was quick to call out the Justice Department, tweeting that the practice is "a remarkable lack of respect for the judicial process."
Written by Axios
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