Longer argument set on immigration policy
on Apr 8, 2016 at 6:26 pm
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to add a half-hour, for a total of ninety minutes, to its scheduled argument on April 18 on United States v. Texas, involving the validity of President Obama’s broad program to defer deportation of up to five million undocumented immigrants. That argument order is included with this list.
Both sides had joined in requesting more time, because of the complexity of the case and the Court’s addition of a major constitutional issue to it, when it accepted review in January. The federal government will share ten minutes of its forty-five with a lawyer for a group of undocumented immigrant parents who could benefit from the policy. The state of Texas, speaking for the twenty-six states that sued to challenge the policy, will share fifteen minutes of its forty-five with a lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives, which has filed an amicus brief supporting the states’ challenge.