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The Supreme Court’s choice: chaos or more chaos

Posted by Steve Schram on April 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Originally published on April 12, 2016 on The Washington Post by Dana Milbank.

Visiting justices from Canada’s high court sat in on Monday’s immigration arguments before the Supreme Court — and after their 90-minute education in the current state of American jurisprudence, our neighbors to the north would be forgiven if they had fantasies of building a border wall of their own.

The Senate’s refusal to confirm a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia has left the U.S. high court evenly split and increasingly paralyzed. As the justices heard arguments about President Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigration, there were really only two possible results: chaos or more chaos.

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