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.
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.
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.
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…