US tells Supreme Court that health policy will change border case
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attempted to end the directive last year after determining that pandemic conditions had improved, but a Louisiana federal judge blocked that effort in a separate lawsuit brought by Republican-led states.
Still, the Justice Department has continued to defend its right to implement the policy in court. In the lawsuit in Washington, the Biden administration appealed the ruling to end the Title 42 policy but did not request to keep it in place while the appeal continued.
That prompted a group of Republican-led states to ask to join the case and defend the Title 42 policy in the government’s stead, nearly two years after the suit was filed. A federal appeals court rebuffed their request, but the Supreme Court paused the court-ordered end of the Title 42 policy as it considers the case.