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Immigration Law

Supreme Court Fast-tracks DAPA Appeal: Texas v. USA

Bloomberg, Dec. 1, 2015 - "Supreme Court rejects Texas bid for delay in filing deadline; Texas sought 30-day filing extension, received eight days. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Texas’s request for a 30-day extension to file its opening brief on President Barack Obama’s deferred-deportation program, in a move that leaves open the possibility the high court will rule on the plan next year. The justices gave Texas an eight-day delay, heeding calls from the Obama administration to keep the case on track for a potential decision by the end of the court’s term in June. The administration is seeking review after a federal appeals court blocked the program. Under the court’s normal scheduling practices, a 30-day delay would have prevented consideration of the case until the court’s next term starts in October 2016. The court gave no explanation for the decision, and there were no recorded dissents."