Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts sided with his left-leaning colleagues Friday; upholding a previous ruling that effectively blocked President Trump from cracking down on asylum seekers along the United States’ southern border.
“Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling against the administration in the very case in which President Donald Trump had derided the ‘Obama judge’ who first blocked the asylum policy,” writes the Associated Press.
The 5-4 ruling saw Justice Brett Kavanaugh and three other conservative judges agreeing with the Trump administration.
The court issued no official opinion or explanation of their decision.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN: Devin Nunes MAY INVITE Justice Roberts to TESTIFY on FISA MEMO
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is considering the possibility of inviting Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to speak to his committee regarding systemic FISA abuse; setting the stage for a historic discussion following recent reports of widespread, anti-Trump corruption throughout the Department of Justice.
Nunes was speaking with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Thursday when he made the landmark announcement, saying he wished to speak with Roberts -who is responsible for appointing all FISA court judges- regarding his recently released memo.
“Now the chief justice appoints the FISA judges,” said Hewitt. “Have you had a chance to chat with him or any of the FISA judges about what went on at the FISA court?”
“This is something that we’ve been grappling with all through this investigation,” Nunes fired-back. “We decided that we wanted to complete the FISA abuse portion before we approached the courts. Our next step with the courts is to make them aware, if they’re not aware already, so we will be sending a letter to the court.”
h/t Daily Caller
BREAKING: Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN Law Banning ‘Political Apparel’ from Polls
The United States Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota statute Thursday that barred individuals from wearing “political apparel” to polling stations, saying the law had “good intentions” but overstepped government authority and violated free speech.
In a 7-2 ruling, the justices ruled against the state over a lawsuit that banned a Minnesota resident from wearing a “tea party shirt” while voting.
“Minnesota, like other states, has sought to strike the balance in a way that affords the voter the opportunity to exercise his civic duty in a setting removed from the clamor and din of electioneering,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “While that choice is generally worthy of our respect, Minnesota has not supported its good intentions with a law capable of reasoned application.”
Currently 11 states and the District of Columbia ban voters from wearing politically-themed “badges, buttons, or other insignias” inside or near the “polling place.”
Read the full report at Fox News.