Tag: Supreme Court

June 1

June 1, 2021

In a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a law used by California’s 9th Circuit Court, which assumes credibility for immigrants seeking asylum, cannot be reconciled with Congressional law. The 9th Circuit Court had previously operated under the assumption that, unless there was explicit evidence refuting an applicant’s credibility, asylum seekers were telling the truth. But, under federal law, immigration judges have the power to weigh in on conflicting accounts and decide whether an applicant is entitled to asylum. This is the second time in two weeks that the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a decision made by the 9th Circuit Court on an issue relating to immigration law.

Tags: Immigration Courts, Supreme Court, U.S. Policy

February 1, 2020

February 1, 2020
  • Four conservation groups ask the Supreme Court to review federal court rulings that have allowed the Trump administration to waive dozens of environmental, health, and safety laws for quicker border construction. The administration has issued 16 waivers exempting DHS from more than 40 laws that protect clean air, clean water, public lands, and endangered wildlife – including the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Tags: Environment, Fencing, Supreme Court