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Ending Judicial Truthiness on Immigration

Anil Kalhan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Anil Kalhan

When the Supreme Court considers what it heard this week in United States v. Texas -- the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's immigration initiatives -- the justices should start by getting the basic facts right.

Undocumented Immigrants Watch As Supreme Court Considers Case That May Change Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marly Arevalo, 21, has been outside the Supreme Court many times. She lives about 30 minutes away, in Riverdale, Maryland, and often par...

The Supreme Court Just Heard A Case That Affects Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An eight-member Supreme Court appeared skeptical on Monday that President Barack Obama’s decision to defer deportation for millions of...

House Republicans Take 'Extraordinary Step' Against Deportation Relief

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted Thursday to take the highly unusual step of intervening in a Supreme Court case over deportation relief programs...

Supreme Court Declines Request To Revive Arizona Immigration Law

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact an appeals court ruling from last year that struck d...

Supreme Court Makes Decision On Ruling For Immigrant Defendants

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

* 7-2 ruling bars certain claims * Defeat for immigrants who entered guilty pleas (Adds reaction from lawyers) By La...

Politicizing the DREAM Act and Immigration

Cesar Vargas | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Cesar Vargas

The rhetoric on immigration this election cycle has been extreme, demonstrating a willingness to sacrifice common sense for fanatical politics. Even worse, the rhetoric has made immigration legislatively untouchable.

The Supreme Court Among Us

Bryce W. Ashby | Posted 09.09.2012 | College
Bryce W. Ashby

The Supreme Court matters, and since we cannot vote for our justices, only for the president who nominates them, so does this election.

E.J. Dionne: Scalia Should Resign

Washington Post | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court....

Scalia's Harsh Immigration Dissent Draws Criticism

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia has never been shy about saying what he thinks and never reluctant to criticize those he disagrees with....

Scalia Dissents

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Joe Arpaio: 'Nothing Changes' In Arizona After Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday night that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down most of Arizona's controversial im...

Obama Comments On Arizona Ruling

Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued the following statement Monday in response to Arizona v. United States: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struc...

I'm No Jimmy the Greek, But SB 1070 Likely to Be Left Toothless...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.04.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

If section 2 of Arizona's immigration statute -- SB 1070 -- is upheld, which it very well may be if the justices vote along philosophical lines, then the racial profiling matter will have to be addressed in the political realm.

Constitution Check: Can a State Close Its Borders Entirely to Undocumented Immigrants?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority. But it seems doubtful.

SB 1070 and "The Real Americans"

Ediberto Roman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Today, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear argument on the validity of the state of Arizona's effort to regulate immigration within its borders. Many observers view this case as among the most important of this century.

Jan Brewer Slams Democrats For 'Political Stunt' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) hit Senate Democrats on Fox News Tuesday morning, saying the plan to force a vote on legislation nullifying Arizona's cont...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Appears To Favor Arizona On Controversial Immigration Law | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning appeared sympathetic to Arizona's argument that the most controversial elements of ...

SB 1070: How Do You Define American?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Vargas

As one of the country's 12 million undocumented immigrants who call this country home, walking around Ellis Island was a deep, sobering experience. It was a reminder of why immigration must remain the purview of the federal government, not individual states like Arizona and Alabama.

At Supreme Court, Arizona Leaves Affected Voices at Home: Q & A With Carlos Garcia, Puente Human Rights Advocate

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

"Life in Arizona for undocumented immigrants since SB 1070 passed is a combination of basic survival under a climate of hate and inspiring organizing that will one day turn hate to love."

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide And So Will We

Eliseo Medina | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

For two years, we have been living with the consequences of racial profiling state laws that violate our basic human and civil rights. But these mean-spirited laws that threaten the rights of citizens and immigrants will not be the last word.

Will We Be a Cohesive Country of Laws or a Divided States?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Two cases set to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court in the early part of this year will determine whether we are a cohesive country of laws or whether we are a divided states that would like to make up our own rules as we go along.