On April 18, the Supreme Court will hear U.S. v. Texas which could reward nearly 5 million illegal aliens with a temporary deportation stay, but also employment authorization documents, Social Security numbers and other benefits.
Since no replacement has been confirmed to replace Justice Anton Scalia, who died suddenly last month, eight justices will hear the landmark case. That makes the math interesting because a 4-4 vote means that the lower court rulings which upheld Texas would either remain intact or possibly the case could be carried over until the Court reconvenes in October.
Some legal experts maintain that only seven judges should be on the bench during the oral arguments. They specifically insist that Justice Sonia Sotomayor should recuse herself because of her well-established pro-illegal immigration stance, and therefore she cannot be expected to rule impartially.