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Supreme Court rejects Arizona appeal over law to ban bail for immigrants
Supreme Court rejects Arizona appeal over law to ban bail for immigrants

The Supreme Court, over three dissents, rejected Arizona's appeal Monday of a law that would have denied bail to immigrants here illegally who were arrested for a serious felony. The measure had been adopted in 2006 by the state's voters, and it said judges may not release on bail persons who have "entered or remained in the United States illegally" and were arrested for "serious felony offenses." Last year, however, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the law and said that the Constitution's protection for liberty applies to all persons in the United States and that people under arrest have a right to an individual hearing on whether they...

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