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Supreme Court won’t hear American Samoans’ birthright citizenship case

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The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal that had urged the justices to interpret the Constitution as conferring birthright citizenship on people born in American Samoa.
Published 4 months ago · Washington, United States

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U.S. Supreme Court won't hear American Samoans' bid for full citizenship

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to decide whether American Samoans should be granted U.S. citizenship by birthright, turning away an opportunity to revisit century-old rulings that critics say are racist.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Court rejects appeal to give American Samoans citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal seeking to give people born in American Samoa U.S. citizenship. In leaving in place an appeals court decision, the court also passed up an invitation to overturn a series of decisions dating back to 1901 known as the Insular Cases, replete with racist and anti-foreign rhetoric.

4 months ago·United States
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Supreme Court declines to take up effort to secure birthright citizenship for American Samoans

The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a case asking whether those born in American Samoa are entitled to birthright citizenship under the Constitution's 14th Amendment.

4 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Supreme Court declines invitation to broaden birthright citizenship

The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a case that would have expanded the country's birthright citizenship policy to American Samoa.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Supreme Court turns away case involving birthright citizenship for American Samoans

The Justice Department and American Samoan government urged the court not to take up the case.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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Supreme Court won’t hear American Samoans’ birthright citizenship case

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal that had urged the justices to interpret the Constitution as conferring birthright citizenship on people born in American Samoa. The court’s denial came in a one-line order without explanation or noted dissent. The justices’ vote breakdown was not disclosed, as is typical, but the court’s rejection…

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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