Bloomberg Law
June 19, 2020, 4:50 PM

High Court Rulings Highlight Trump’s Administrative Law Stumbles

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling allowing the Obama-era DACA program to continue is merely the latest legal setback for federal agencies under the Trump administration.

In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the justices said the Department of Homeland Security hadn’t done enough to explain why it was rolling back immigration protections for Dreamers—longtime U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally when they were kids.

A year ago, the high court rejected as “contrived,” the administration’s reasoning for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and the effort to do was soon abandoned. Taken together, the two decisions represent ...

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