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Biden Admin Asks Supreme Court to Cancel Asylum, Border Wall Arguments

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Biden Admin Asks Supreme Court to Cancel Asylum, Border Wall Arguments

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The Biden administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to cancel oral arguments in two cases separately challenging former President Donald Trump’s border wall and “remain in Mexico” policies. The requests come after the administration took action to undo both policies, possibly rendering the challenges moot. Acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar asked the nation’s top court in separate court filings to remove the cases from the court’s calendar pending a review of Trump’s policies. The case challenging the transfer of $2.5 billion in military funding for the border wall construction was originally scheduled for argument on Feb. 22. President Joe Biden, just hours after his inauguration, signed an executive order to terminate the emergency declaration on the southern border and halt border wall construction. The emergency declaration was previously extended by Trump until February 2022. The order also directs the executive branch to assess “the legality of the funding and contracting …

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