SCOTUS deadlocks over citizenship case

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June 13, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"A Mexican national has lost his bid to block his deportation from the US by challenging the constitutionality of a 1940 immigration law that treats men and women differently. Lawyers for Ruben Flores-Villar had attacked a statute that makes it easier for an unwed mother to transmit US citizenship to her child born outside the US than for an unwed father in the same position. On Monday, the US Supreme Court announced that it had deadlocked 4 to 4 in the Flores-Villar case. The split was a result of Justice Elena Kagan’s recusal from consideration in the case, leaving the court with only eight members." (06/13/11)

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