One of Those 5-4 Decisions
The five Justices willing to give Bharti the boot were Chief Justice Roberts, Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito. Bloomberg makes a point of IDing Justice Alito's vote, even putting it in the headline. The first sentence of their article is...
A divided U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for deportation of a British man convicted of drug possession and other charges, as Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. cast a deciding vote.I find this a little interesting. Are they spotlighting Alito simply because he is the newest Justice? Chief Justice Roberts is almost as new as Alito. Surely his vote would be as interesting, especially since he is the Chief. Why was it Alito's vote that was deciding? Why wasn't it Roberts' vote or Kennedy's vote that was deciding? Why you gotta pick on Sam? I think it's odd how these articles are worded and framed sometimes. I guess he's stuck in the spotlight as O'Connor's replacement.
EDIT: Here's the link to the actual order.