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SCOTUSblog, Thursday, October 11th, 2018, round-up

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There are many links in the excerpt. I'll finish adding them later. I already added a few, including one for local pathetic loser Hans von Spakovsky.

{ETA} Okay, I got them done. Whew, that's a lot of right-clicking.

Edith Roberts Editor

Posted Thu, October 11th, 2018 7:16 am

Thursday round-up

Yesterday the court heard argument in Nielsen v. Preap, which involves the immigration law’s mandatory detention provision. Robert Barnes reports for The Washington Post that “President Trump’s two nominees to the Supreme Court might play key roles in deciding the rights of some immigrants to challenge their detention during deportation hearings,” “{b}ut it wasn’t clear that they would arrive at the same conclusion.” For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that “{t}he question in the case was whether federal authorities must detain immigrants who had committed crimes, often minor ones, no matter how long ago they were released from criminal custody,” and that Justice Brett “Kavanaugh said a 1996 federal law required detention even years later, without an opportunity for a bail hearing.” Lawrence Hurley reports for Reuters that “{a} majority of justices, including {Justice Neil} Gorsuch, appeared concerned about immigrants being detained without a hearing years after they committed criminal offenses,” but “the sticking point appeared to be how to define what would be a reasonable period of time for immigration agents to detain a person whose criminal sentence is completed.” Additional coverage comes from Kevin Daley at The Daily Caller, Jess Bravin for The Wall Street Journal, David Savage for the Los Angeles Times, and Richard Wolf at USA Today. Commentary comes from Liz Martinez in an op-ed for The Hill.

At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman looks for empirical indications about what kind of justice Kavanaugh will be, noting that “{w}hile much about Kavanaugh’s behavior as a justice on the Supreme Court will take years to process, we should start seeing inklings of his judicial behavior early this term.” For The Economist, Steven Mazie explains that “{i}n the short run, the 114th justice’s impact will not be earth-shaking,” because a “docket of smaller-stakes cases this year … limits the potential impact of Justice Kavanaugh’s ascent to the Supreme Court,” but that “the newly entrenched right-leaning majority will eventually find an appetite for cases with openings to push American law in their direction.” Commentary comes from Linda Greenhouse in an op-ed for The New York Times and from Hans von Spakovsky in an op-ed for Fox News.

Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 11, 2018, 7:16 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/10/thursday-round-up-446/

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