Today’s Snapshot examines the contradictory impulses in Chief Justice John Roberts’s approach to the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech and his effort to remake First Amendment law to favor corporations and other powerful interests, as well as a number of sequels to major cases that could reach the Roberts Court in the next and succeeding Terms.
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“Just three years ago, the Supreme Court recognized that a ‘principal feature of the removal system is the broad discretion exercised by immigration officials,’ including ‘whether it makes sense to pursue removal at all.’ When the Supreme Court takes up this issue, it should reaffirm that principle and recognize that the President’s immigration initiative is simply an exercise of that lawful discretion, and allow the program to be implemented immediately.”
Washington, DC--Today, in a ruling that conflicts with the vast majority of lower federal courts that have considered the issue, the Supreme Court held in Coleman-Bey v.
“Perpetuating the vacancy only hurts people and businesses in Wisconsin, and in the entire Seventh Circuit, who are seeking access to justice,” Schaeffer continued. “There is no reason beyond the pettiest kind of politics for this seat not to have been filled by an outstanding federal judge long before now, and we urge Senator Johnson to work with Senator Baldwin and the Obama Administration to move promptly to fill this vacancy.”