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Federal Judge dismisses DACA challenge

March 6, 2018

  Late last month the Supreme Court declined taking up an expedited hearing on the DACA challenge, throwing the case back into the lower courts to be fully adjudicated before, we can assume, heading back to the Supreme Court when all the lower court appeals are finished.

  The next phase has begun: According to this story a Federal Judge in Maryland has dismissed the challenge against DACA. Here is more:

A federal judge in Maryland on Monday dismissed a challenge to President Trump‘s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

“This Court does not like the outcome of this case, but is constrained by its constitutionally limited role to the result that it has reached,” Judge Roger Titus said in his opinion. “Hopefully, the Congress and the President will finally get their job done.”

“An overwhelming percentage of Americans support protections for ‘Dreamers,’ yet it is not the province of the judiciary to provide legislative or executive actions when those entrusted with those responsibilities fail to act,” Titus continued. 

  I am sure this ruling will be appealed but I do not know if there are more lower court appeals to come or if the next appeal would be to the Supreme Court but I am sure this is not the end of the story.

  The one thing that stands out to me with this ruling is the fact this judge could not help but interject his own personal beliefs on this issue in his statement but I am impressed by the fact he did not let his personal opinion stop him from ruling from a Constitutional standpoint and not a personal standpoint. I have to give him credit for that because this seems to be getting more rare day by day.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2018 5:12 pm

    I heard that this was a Hussein signed EO that wasn’t legal to begin with and if Pres. Trump doesn’t renew it, it dies.

    Meanwhile here’s something OT but interesting, some funny comments.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 7, 2018 8:02 pm

      That is the way it is supposed to work anyway but with the courts today they probably will not let it die on its own.

      Liked by 1 person

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