US Supreme Court, to weigh Trump’s move to deport immigrants

october 3,2019(Dimtsi weyane) Reuters reported today that the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term, to be opened next Monday with the conservative majority in a position is to take a more aggressive rightward turn on divisive issues including abortion, gay rights, and gun control while also refereeing legal brawls involving President Donald Trump.

As to Reuters, the nine justices, 5 conservatives, and 4 liberals, on Tuesday will hear their first major case: on whether gay and transgender people are protected by a landmark federal civil rights law that bars employment discrimination.

Meanwhile, on Nov. 12, they will weigh the legality of Trump’s move to end a program created by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - mostly Hispanic young adults - who were brought into the United States illegally as children.

Moreover, Reuters indicated that the court has arguments scheduled for Dec. 2 in the first major gun rights case in a decade. In the interim, the court during its new term also may be called upon to intervene on issues concerning Trump’s personal conduct in office, including potential legal fights over congressional subpoenas for material in the ongoing impeachment drama in the Democratic-led House of Representatives.

In this regard, Reuters recalled the significant role the Supreme Court played, in 1974 in the investigation into President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, which forced him to resign days later.