Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court will not re-hear immigration case

The Supreme Court on Monday declined an Obama administration request to break its recent tie over plans to protect millions of immigrants.

The justices rejected the appeal with no comment. The high court had split 4-4 in late June, effectively killing the White House's plans to shield from deportation immigrants who are in the country illegally and provide them work permits. The administration had asked the court to reconsider the case once a ninth justice is on the bench.

The court has been short-handed since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February and will have to wait for the Nov. 8 presidential election to get a sense of who might join them as the ninth justice....