06/15/2015 10:16 am ET | Updated Jun 15, 2016

Supreme Court Rules Against Woman Challenging Husband's Visa Denial


WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a U.S. citizen who objected to the U.S. government's denial of a visa for her Afghan husband.

The court ruled on a 5-4 vote against Fauzia Din, a naturalized American citizen from Afghanistan, by throwing out an appeals court ruling in her favor. Din, who lives in Fremont, California, sued the U.S. government after her husband, Afghan citizen Kanishka Berashk, was denied a visa in 2009.

The U.S. government cited a law that allows consular officials wide discretion to deny visas to those linked with "terrorist activities." The government said it is not required to provide any more details.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)


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