Once Again Courts (Even Conservative Ones) Are The Last Line of Defense

Supremes deny Trump on DACA.  This is a huge reprieve for DACA recipients as the program was arbitrarily set to expire by Trump.

The decision all but ensures that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will remain in effect for recipients after the March 5 deadline originally set by the White House. It also takes some of the pressure off Congress to act to pass its own legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, something lawmakers have repeatedly failed to do.

I know it’s crazy but I even think that we might find 5 votes to defend the public sector unions from this conservative conspiracy to undermine them and thereby the Democrats.

And Mr. Uihlein has donated well over $1 million over the years to groups like the Federalist Society that work to orient the judiciary in a more conservative direction. They have helped produce a Supreme Court that most experts expect to rule in Mr. Janus’s favor.

The case illustrates the cohesiveness with which conservative philanthropists have taken on unions in recent decades. “It’s a mistake to look at the Janus case and earlier litigation as isolated episodes,” said Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, a Columbia University political scientist who studies conservative groups. “It’s part of a multipronged, multitiered strategy.”

Lord knows I’m an optimist.  Sometimes I’m even justified in that.  Not with the Mets or Jets, but sometimes in politics, society things.

I probably shouldn’t be optimistic about the Janus case at all.

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