U.S. top court denies Obama request to rehear major immigration case

The U.S. Supreme Court building facade in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to rehear a bid to revive President Barack Obama’s plan to spare from deportation millions of immigrants in the country illegally, a case in which the justices split 4-4 in June. In a brief order, the court rejected the Obama administration’s long-shot request, meaning the justices’ June 23 decision is final. The high court remains one justice short following Antonin Scalia’s February death.

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