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OPINION ANALYSIS

Justices split over question of federal court review in immigration cases

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Under Monday’s ruling in Patel v. Garland, noncitizens seeking certain forms of discretionary relief under immigration law may be left with no judicial review when the government denies their claims.

supreme court building with large security fence erected in front of steps

A new security fence flanks the Supreme Court this month. (Phil Pasquini via Shutterstock)

 

OPINION ANALYSIS

Court sides with Ted Cruz and strikes down campaign-finance restriction

 at 1:51 p.m.

In a 6-3 decision along ideological lines, the court ruled that a federal limit on how and when candidates can recoup loans that they make to their own campaigns unconstitutionally burdens political speech.

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK

Non-unanimous acquittals and attorney-client privilege

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A weekly look at new and notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review. This week: juries in Puerto Rico and discovery of dual-purpose documents.

RELIST WATCH

Allegations of racial bias in a death penalty trial

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A regular round-up of “relisted” petitions. This week: one new relist in a claim from a Black prisoner who argues that three white jurors were racist.

SCOTUS NEWS

Justices grant review in two cases that test jurisdiction of district courts

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In addition to taking up a pair of new cases, the court also called for the views of the federal government in two others.