The administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to take up three cases about Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in one of the cases in May but hasn’t yet ruled.
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The Trump administration had warned that it would ask the high court to step in if the appeals court didn’t rule by Oct. 31. The administration wants a ruling on the issue this term. The high court doesn’t typically take cases before federal appeals courts rule on them.