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Supreme Court Shields Trump Administration on ‘Dreamer’ Documents

The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily shielded the Trump administration from having to turn over documents connected to the president’s decision to end a program that protects some young immigrants from deportation.

The high court, over four dissents, blocked a judge’s order that had required the administration to produce the materials by Dec. 22 in a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco.

Friday’s order will last until the court decides whether to shield the government from having to provide the documents at all. The court signaled it will act quickly, asking for a response by Dec. 13.

The suit challenges President Donald Trump’s September decision to end the Obama-era "dreamer" program, which blocks deportation of people who entered the U.S. illegally as children and lets them apply for work permits.

Dissenting from Friday’s order were the court’s four Democratic appointees: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

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