A three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Dreamers — so-named because of pending federal legislation known as the Dream Act — are in the same situation as other illegal immigrants who have applied for legal status and to whom Arizona law grants driver’s licenses while they await a final ruling in their cases.
The judges said to treat the Dreamers differently violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
The ruling could bolster Mr. Obama’s desire later this summer to claim executive powers to carve out even more illegal immigrants from the danger of deportation.
This isn’t even the court most overruled by SCOTUS any more. Apparently it’s fighting to regain the crown, though.