Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Re-Hear Immigration Case

Pete Williams, NBC News, July 18, 2016

The Obama administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to re-hear the lawsuit that shut down its plan to allow more than four million people here illegally to remain.

The request was a long shot, because such moves are usually rejected.

The justices tied 4-4 last month, leaving a lower court order intact that blocked the immigration plan from going into effect.

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In seeking rehearing–a change to argue the same case over again–the Justice Department said the move “is consistent with historical practice and reflects the need for prompt and definitive resolution of this important case.”

{snip} The most recent case it could find where such a request was granted was in 1954.

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