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Rehearing on DAPA?


All of us are painfully aware about the 4:4 indecision of the United States Supreme Court in the matter of United States v. Texas; e.g. the “DAPA Case,” which if granted, would have resulted in deferred action and the issuance of employment authorizations to millions of undocumented immigrants.

On July 18, 2016, the Department of Justice filed a petition for rehearing the case United States v. Texas with the Supreme Court; arguing, that the high court should rehear the case once a ninth Supreme Court justice is confirmed.

Although a rehearing before the Supreme Court is the exception rather than the rule, the Court has granted such petitions in the past when the court was equally divided in a decision, but where upon reargument, a majority, one way or the other, might prevail.

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