Justiceline: June 14, 2011

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  • The Supreme Court split 4-4 in a case considering whether a federal law that made it easier for U.S. citizen mothers to pass on citizenship to children born outside the country than similarly situated fathers. The practical effect of the decision is that the law stands, for now, although it could be struck down if the Court reconsiders the issue in a case where Justice Kagan is not required to recuse.