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Supreme Court asks if pot possession spurs deportation

WASHINGTON – At oral arguments yesterday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court grilled attorneys arguing over whether a permanent resident caught with just enough marijuana to roll a few cigarettes committed an “aggravated felony” that rendered him automatically deportable ...

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Is citizenship law’s gender difference unconstitutional?

WASHINGTON – In a case considering the constitutionality of a law that makes it easier for a child of unmarried parents to obtain citizenship if the mother is a U.S. citizen than if the father is, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court grappled with issues of gender bias, judicial remedies and Congress’s power.

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Court considers if two misdemeanors equal a felony

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court took up a case Wednesday that considers whether a person who was convicted of two misdemeanors – therefore qualifying for, but never charged with, a felony enhancement – is guilty of an “aggravated felony” ...

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