Bloomberg Law
Oct. 4, 2019, 1:49 PMUpdated: Oct. 4, 2019, 8:03 PM

Supreme Court to Hear Immigration Crime Law Appeal (1)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a case involving a law that the government says is important for prosecuting those who encourage illegal immigration, but civil libertarians are worried about free speech and “disastrous” consequences of overzealous enforcement.

The dispute puts the hot-button immigration issue in front of the justices—with the added complexity of speech and criminal justice implications.

The law struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last year ensures “appropriate punishment for defendants who seek enrichment by incentivizing or procuring violations of the immigration laws by aliens who illegally enter or ...

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