The United States Supreme Court just handed President Donald Trump a win on the issue of Congressional apportionment.
According to Breitbart, the high court “dismissed a legal challenge to President Trump’s effort to exclude illegal aliens from being counted in congressional apportionment to protect the representation of American citizens.”
The “majority of justices issued an unsigned opinion which called the ACLU and New York’s challenge ‘premature’ because it is unclear how many persons would be excluded from counts and the impact it would have on various states’ representation.”
SCOTUS held off the challenge against Trump’s policy by writing:
At the end of the day, the standing and ripeness inquiries both lead to the conclusion that judicial resolution of this dispute is premature. Consistent with our determination that standing has not been shown and that the case is not ripe, we express no view on the merits of the constitutional and related statutory claims presented. We hold only that they are not suitable for adjudication at this time.
The judgment of the District Court is vacated, and the case is remanded with instructions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.
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