Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2020, 2:36 PMUpdated: March 23, 2020, 8:09 PM

Justices Back Broader Review of Deportation Orders (2)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court broadened the scope of when federal courts can review deportation orders in a ruling that the government said could frustrate congressional efforts to streamline the removal of immigrants convicted of certain crimes.

Under federal law, appellate courts can only review constitutional claims or those involving “questions of law.” Immigrants convicted of certain crimes cannot get federal courts to review factual issues related to their deportation orders.

But on Monday, the Supreme Court said in a 7-2 decision that the application of a legal standard to undisputed or established facts is a question of law subject to ...

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