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In ideologically scrambled ruling, court rejects double-jeopardy claim from man who was prosecuted twice

A defendant’s double-jeopardy rights under the Fifth Amendment were not violated by a prosecution in federal court after the defendant was first prosecuted and sentenced by the Court of Indian Offenses of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Supreme Court rule

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Justices reverse lower court rulings that ordered bond hearings for noncitizens in lengthy immigration detention

In a pair of cases on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled against non-U.S. citizens who challenged their prolonged detention while they sought relief from deportation orders.  The first case, Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez, involved Antonio Arteaga-Martinez

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Court won’t review long-running case of Texas death-row prisoner, drawing dissent from liberal justices

Nearly two years to the day after sending the case of Texas death-row inmate Terence Andrus back to the Texas courts for another look, the Supreme Court on Monday morning declined to take up Andrus’ latest case. Justice Sonia Sotomayor (joined by the othe

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