United States v. Texas, 579 U.S. ___ (2016)

Justia Opinion Summary and Annotations

An equally divided Court affirmed, by per curiam opinion, the judgment of the appeals court below. That court had temporarily halted implementation of the federal government's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program ("DAPA") on the grounds that the policy likely violated the Administrative Procedure Act. The case will go back to the federal district court to determine whether DAPA should be permanently enjoined.


Primary Holding
[There was no holding because an eight-member court was equally divided on the issue, allowing the decision of the lower court to stand.]

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No. 15–674



on writ of certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit

[June 23, 2016]

Per Curiam.

The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.

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