Monday, June 09, 2014

Scialabba v. De Osorio (U.S. Supreme Ct. - June 9, 2014)

See today's Supreme Court decision?

Told you so back in 2012.

Admittedly, I was off when I said the Supreme Court would reverse in an opinion "not nearly as close as the 6-5 split of the en banc court."  It stayed a close one in the Supreme Court.  5-4, at least as to the ultimate result.

That said, kudos to anyone who could have predicted this 3-2-1-3 result.  With a lineup of Justices Kagan, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Roberts and Scalia on the "immigrant loses" side, with Justices Alito, Sotomayor, Breyer and Thomas concluding that the immigrant wins.

Even crystal balls aren't that crystal.