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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:43 AM

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Justice Sotomayor Issues Scathing Dissent to Supreme Court's Asylum Rule Decision: The Stakes 'Could Not Be Higher'
By Christina Zhao On 9/12/19 at 12:15 AM EDT


Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a scathing dissent issued Wednesday after the Supreme Court approved President Donald Trump's request to allow his administration to enforce its new aggressive asylum rules.

The new asylum rules ⁠ first unveiled by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in July ⁠ is expected to considerably reduce the number of asylum seekers in the U.S. from Central America. It will also make those who pass through another country before arriving in the U.S. ineligible for asylum, unless they were denied asylum in the country they were passing through first. Victims of trafficking are also exempt.

Out of the four liberal justices sitting on the Supreme Court, Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were the only judges to dissent.

"Once again the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution," Sotomayor wrote in her dissenting opinion. "Although this Nation has long kept its doors open to refugees and although the stakes for asylum seekers could not be higher the Government implemented its rule without first providing the public notice and inviting the public input generally required by law."


Sotomayor also slammed the Trump administration for requesting the Supreme Court to allow the rule when lower courts ruled against the move. "Unfortunately, it appears the Government has treated this exceptional mechanism as a new normal," she wrote. "Historically, the Government has made this kind of request rarely; now it does so reflexively."

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:09 AM

1. Kagan is extremely far from being a liberal.

She's a moderate at best, it's just the rw fascists pretending to be SCOTUS make her look liberal in comparison.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:39 AM

3. I'm curious about what sort of proof is required that a refugee sought asylum in a country they...

passed through?

George Soros should print up a few million documents they can hand out to the caravans with a big NO! on them.

Seriously.

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