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With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

The Trump administration expects to be sued over the draconian new immigration plan it unveiled Thursday afternoon, say two senior administration officials with knowledge of the discussions — but with Justice Brett Kavanaugh now on the Supreme Court, it expects to win.

In the weeks before the midterms, even those Trump administration officials who fought bitterly with each other over how to curtail illegal immigration learned they could agree on a few things.

 First, of the measures most likely to be approved by the president, all were likely to lead to a lawsuit.

But second, when sued, they believed they would ultimately prevail. According to the two senior officials, they think that with Kavanaugh in place, the Supreme Court will rule in their favor.

Kavanaugh, who took the spot of the more moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy on Oct. 6, is known for his conservative opinions that often side with the executive branch’s assertion of power. Read more

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With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules