Lead lawyer in Supreme Court case speaks on campus Twitter
By Liza Thompson ’21
Students and professors filled Kirby Hall of Civil Rights auditorium recently to hear Stuart Delery P’23 speak about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case that is before the Supreme Court.
Delery was a lead lawyer for a case in which DACA recipients, states, and other organizations challenged the Trump administration’s move to end the program. He is a litigation partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson Dunn.
Here are five takeaways from Delery’s talk:
Delery shared a quote from Justice Sonia Sotomayor during the case: “This is not about the law; this is about our choice to destroy lives.”
However, he said the DACA case is a much more complicated matter. It is examining which branch of the government has the authority to make the decision as to whether these immigrants can stay in the country. As Delery said to conclude his lecture, with arguments before the Supreme Court concluded, “Now we wait.”
The talk was sponsored by the Office of the President and Office of Intercultural Development.