Argument analysis: Justices parse retroactivity and immunity for foreign gove...
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in a case brought by the victims of the August 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Although the bombings killed over 200 people and injured more than a thousand others, today’s discussion before the eight justices – Justice... .. read more..

Justices to take up case involving faith-based adoption agencies and same-sex...
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Supreme Court returned from its winter recess today with just one new grant from last week’s private conference, but the newest addition to the court’s merits docket is a significant one. Next term the justices will hear oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a challenge by several ... .. read more..

Argument preview: What process is due in streamlined administrative procedures?
Monday, February 24, 2020

Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, which will be argued on March 2, raises important questions about whether asylum-seekers may challenge mistakes made during the expedited removal process. Expedited removal, a streamlined, bare-bones procedure established by Congress in 1996, curr... .. read more..

Argument preview: Do federal courts have jurisdiction to review a challenge t...
Monday, February 24, 2020

In 1996, Congress enacted a number of provisions limiting judicial review of immigration court decisions. In the 2001 case Immigration and Naturalization Service v. St. Cyr, the Supreme Court addressed one of these bars, and found that because Congress had not expressly stated that the provision ... .. read more..

Justices grant government’s stay request on “public charge” rule for Illinois
Friday, February 21, 2020

Last month the Supreme Court granted the federal government’s request for permission to enforce a rule known as the “public charge” rule, which prohibits noncitizens from receiving a green card if the government believes that they are likely to rely on public assistance. That ruling put on hold a... .. read more..

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