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Supreme Court Rules Immigrants Cannot Contest Asylum Claim Denials In Federal Court

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, ruled Thursday that immigrants whose asylum claims were rejected in an expedited hearing may not contest the denials in federal court.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.