Supreme Court appears divided over key immigration case

Alejandro Rodriguez/ACLU
Alejandro Rodriguez/ACLU

By David G. Savage | Tribune News Service

The Supreme Court justices gave a mostly skeptical hearing Wednesday to a Los Angeles lawyer who argued for limits on the government’s power to indefinitely jail immigrants facing deportation because of crimes they’ve committed.

The court’s conservative justices said they were inclined to reverse a 9th Circuit Court decision requiring immigration judges to give a bond hearing and consider possible release for noncitizens who have been jailed for more than six months as they fight their deportation.

Liberal justices sounded unsure as to whether a specific time limit can be upheld.

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