TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 26, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review an injunction that prevents the Trump administration from phasing out DACA, the ABA Journal reports. The Supreme Court denied the U.S. Justice Department’s request for "certiorari before judgment," a process for direct, immediate review of cases, usually involving issues of national crisis. The preliminary injunction in question was issued by U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco. According to a brief filed in the case, it has been nearly 30 years since certiorari before judgment was used to decide a case before a federal appeals court issued its decision. The Supreme Court can still decide to hear the case after a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.