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Justices Rule Against ‘Remain in Mexico’ but Stick to Principles

The Committee for Justice released the following statement by its president, Curt Levey, on the just-ended Supreme Court term, including today’s decision in Biden v. Texas:

"Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrat leaders who have been denouncing the Supreme Court as extreme and ideologically motivated were proven wrong today when the Court upheld the Biden administration’s repeal of President Trump’s 'Remain in Mexico' policy, while also rejecting review of New York State’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which lacks a religious exemption (Dr. A. v. Hochul).

Given strong legal arguments on both sides of the 'Remain in Mexico' debate, a right-wing ideologically motivated Court would have focused on the arguments supporting the unlawfulness of the repeal and struck it down to the cheers of the conservative base. The Supreme Court that Democrats imagine would also have taken the vaccine case, again to the cheers of the base.