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Constitution Check: Can a state close its borders entirely to undocumented immigrants?

May 1, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.

The Court, the Constitution and the 2012 campaign: Act III

April 23, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

In the final round of hearings in a Supreme Court term that has seemed closely linked to the 2012 election campaign, the Supreme Court turns its attention this week to the emotional subject of immigration controls.

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