Supreme Court Rules 9-0 Against Trump Administration in Immigration Case

JONATHAN TURLEY

440px-Elena_Kagan_Official_SCOTUS_Portrait_(2013)The Supreme Court handed down a stinging defeat for the Trump Administration in a unanimous decision in Maslenjak v. United States, where the Administration sought to strip an immigration of U.S. citizenship over a false statement made on an immigration form.  In a decision by Justice Elena Kagan, the justices declared that the government could not strip citizenship from Divna Maslenjak becasue her falsely stated that her husbqnd had not served in the Bosnian Serb army in the 1990s.  Notably, the Obama Administration had taken the same hard position in the case and the Trump Administration continued that position on the appeal.

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