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    Supreme Court Overturns Immigrants’ Right to Timely Hearings

    In a 5-3 decision, America’s highest court opted yesterday to throw out a verdict from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that had guaranteed immigrants a bail hearing after six months of detention. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of the 36,000 immigrants being detained while facing deportation proceedings have been held for at least six months, according to the ACLU. The Justice Department says the statute was burdening the system. The case will now be sent back to appellate court to consider whether indefinite detention violates immigrants’ constitutional rights.

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