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But the four dissenting justices — two of whom, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, remain on the high court — argued the court has to intervene when boundaries are drawn solely for the advantage of one political party over the other. “Sometimes purely political 'gerrymandering' will fail to ...

But the comparison is best demonstrated by Justice Stephen Breyer's question in his powerful Jennings dissent: “Would the Constitution leave Government free to starve, beat, or lash those held within our boundaries? If not, then … how can the Constitution authorize the Government to imprison arbitrarily ...
Justice Stephen Breyer answered questions from the crowd on the Supreme Court's pivotal role in the American political system. Andrew Walsh | Cavalier Daily. United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke about international events and their relationship to the American legal system in a ...
And Justice Stephen Breyer noted that Minnesota has had virtually no problems with its law for 100 years. But Justice Neil Gorsuch suggested Minnesota's law is “a bit of an outlier” in terms of its broad reach. And Justice Samuel Alito said Minnesota's law invites “arbitrary enforcement.” Alito peppered ...
Justice Stephen Breyer, however, saw something far more chilling in the majority's opinion. Taking the rare and dramatic step of reading his dissent from the bench, Breyer cautioned that the court's conservative majority may be willing to strip immigrants of personhood in a manner that harkens back to Dred ...
So what's the latest news from Incarceration Nation? Well, as the ACLU tells us, there are a million stories in Incarceration Nation and some of them really suck. Ms. L. had fled with her child from their home in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Ms. L. left in fear for her life. Now, the pair was finally in ...
Reading from his 33-page written dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer signaled alarm with the majority's holding that asylum seekers and other arriving aliens can be detained indefinitely without bond hearings. He called the DOJ's position that the immigrants aren't technically on U.S. soil a “legal fiction.”.
As Justice Stephen Breyer points out in his dissent in Jennings, “ultimately many members of these groups win their claims” and are allowed to remain. But the waiting time can be many months or years. For example, consider the respondent in this case, Alejandro Jennings. He was brought to the U.S. as a ...


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