US Supreme Court won't hear Arizona death sentence case

Oct 06, 2016, 05:43
US Supreme Court won't hear Arizona death sentence case

It declined to rehear a bid by the Obama administration to revive the president's plan to spare from deportation millions of immigrants in the country illegally, a case in which the justices split 4-4 in June.

"We reject defendants' arguments and find this legislation violates the single subject rule", Justice Joseph Watt wrote for the court, "as each of these sections is so unrelated and misleading that a legislator voting on this matter could have been left with an unpalatable all-or-nothing choice".

Obama's plan was created to let roughly 4 million people - those who have lived illegally in the United States at least since 2010, have no criminal record and have children who are USA citizens or lawful permanent residents - get into a program that shields them from deportation and supplies work permits.

Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in February, sparking an intense debate between parties in Congress.

Monica Riva Talley, director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, explained that the Supreme Court will only grant certiorari before judgment if the case is of "such imperative public importance as to justify deviation from normal appellate practice and to require immediate determination in this court", a standard set forth in Supreme Court rule 11.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down a state law that would place tough restrictions on abortion providers. The justices last week said it would consider the similar case of an Asian-American rock band with a controversial name that was denied trademark registration.

"Presumably, there will be collateral review in this case, either in the state courts or the Federal courts or both", Schmidt said. Ritze bemoaned the Supreme Court's decision, according to KOTV. The Redskins had made an unusual request of the court to hear their case even before a federal appeals court had weighed in. "The Redskins will still be able to file amicus briefs in conjunction with the In re Tam case, and likely will".

President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the court but Senate Republicans have blocked confirmation hearings, taking the stand that the next president should nominate Scalia's replacement. If last term is any guide, they will get their work done, ruling narrowly at times to achieve consensus, while the political branches feud over which president will choose the next justice.

Voters next month will effectively decide the court's ideological bent for the next four years and possibly much longer. They say the next president should fill the election-year opening.

But a Hillary Clinton victory would give the court a majority of Democratic appointees for the first time since 1969.

When conservatives held the majority, liberal and progressive advocacy groups often tried to prevent sensitive issues, like abortion and affirmative action, from reaching the Supreme Court.

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