Supreme Court Says U.S. Government Can Remove Razor Wire Placed by State of Texas on Border

by Kevin Johnson

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that U.S. border agents can remove razor wire fencing installed by Texas along the Mexico border, vacating a Fifth Circuit order that the Biden administration argued led to the deaths of several migrants. Read the full Law360 article znd the Order.

The justices voted 5-4 to grant the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Jan. 2 emergency application to vacate the appellate court's order. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissented from granting the application.

This post originally appeared on Immigration Prof Blog Reprinted with permission.

About The Author

Kevin Johnson is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies. He joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998. Johnson became Dean in 2008. He has taught a wide array of classes, including immigration law, civil procedure, complex litigation, Latinos and Latinas and the law, and Critical Race Theory. In 1993, he was the recipient of the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award.

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