IMMIGRANTS DON’T HAVE RIGHTS
The Supreme Court ruled today that legal immigrants can be held without bail during deportation proceedings, reversing the 9th Circuit and upholding a 1996 immigration law. Very interesting. I tend to agree with the idea that non-citizens have radically fewer rights under the Constitution than citizens and can see the practical benefits of the law being upheld. Chief Justice Rehnquist, writing for the 5-4 majority, noted correctly that, “Congress regularly makes rules that would be unacceptable if applied to citizens.” I’ll have to read the whole decision at some point.