Yova A. Borovska, an associate in Buchanan's Immigration group, was quoted in an article on the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) website regarding the Department of Justice's (DOJ) request that the Supreme Court rehear the case of United States of America v. State of Texas, No. 15-674 given the deadlocked (4-4) decision on June 23.
"If the Supreme Court grants rehearing in this case, it is likely a rehearing won't take place until after a new president takes office, said Yova Borovska, an attorney with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney in Tampa, Fla.
"The court's decision to grant rehearing is discretionary and could take months," she said. "A reargument would not take place until the ninth justice is confirmed. It is likely that the Senate will not confirm a ninth justice until a new president takes office in 2017. As a result, reargument would likely not be scheduled until the court's 2017-18 term, and a decision would not be expected until 2018. By then, the new president's administration may no longer support the request for rehearing and the underlying immigration policy established under the Obama administration."
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