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Government responds to request for temporary hold on “public charge” rule due to pandemic

Last week a group of state and local governments, led by New York, asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block the government from implementing the “public charge” rule governing the admission of immigrants to the United States. The motion followed a January ruling by a divided Supreme Court that granted a request by the Trump …

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Empirical SCOTUS: Locating weak causal strands in the justices’ opinions

In the introduction to his eye-opening work on the Supreme Court certiorari process, “Deciding to Decide,” H.W. Perry summarizes the court’s lack of institutional transparency: “Although some rules are published, most of the internal procedures are by consensus, are unpublished, and are frequently unknown … We on the outside find out about them only when …

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Online Tools Make Civics Accessible to Teachers, Parents, and Teens

Main content In communities forced to quarantine because of the coronavirus COVID-19, social studies teachers are venturing into the distance learning space and parents are seeking ways to keep homebound teenagers constructively occupied. A series of U.S. Courts online civics resources can help fill this void, by stimulating critical thinking and thoughtful discussions. Adults and …

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Opinion analysis: Court sides with immigrants on availability of judicial review of removal orders

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 8:40 pm by Kit Johnson Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Ovalles v. Barr. The court ruled in favor of the noncitizens who were challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s denial of their motions to reopen their …

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