Sotomayor just accused the Supreme Court’s conservatives of bias toward Trump admin

Sotomayor just accused the Supreme Court’s conservatives of bias toward Trump admin
Wise Latina Sonia Sotomayor (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Before you read, try to decide whether the ‘wise Latina’ who bemoans people’s tendency to view judges as political creatures believes they are biased for or against.]

On Friday evening, by a 5–4 vote, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s wealth test for immigrants to take effect in Illinois. All four liberal justices dissented from the order, which changes relatively little: Thanks to the conservative justices’ intervention in January, the wealth test was poised to take effect in 49 states, and Friday’s vote lets the government apply it in the last state left. What’s most remarkable about the decision is Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s withering dissent, which calls out—with startling candor—a distressing pattern: The court’s Republican appointees have a clear bias toward the Trump administration.

Trump’s wealth test marks a brazen attempt to limit legal immigration by forcing immigrants to prove their financial status to enter, or remain in, the United States.  It goes far beyond any statute passed by Congress, forcing immigrants to demonstrate that they will be not a “public charge.”…

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