Scalia's Death Likely Bars Precedential Immigration Block

Law360, New York (February 16, 2016, 11:43 PM EST) -- Justice Antonin Scalia was always expected to vote against President Obama's executive actions on immigration, and now experts say his absence from the court likely ensures that there will be no precedential ruling knocking down the policies.

However the court would have ruled with Justice Scalia on the bench, court watchers had predicted he would come down against the president’s actions, which could shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

But after his death Saturday, the 26 states suing over the executive actions may now only be...
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