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- The Supreme Court held that undocumented children cannot save themselves from deportation by relying on the fact that they lived with their lawfully present parent.
- The justices also held that children born 18 months after their biological father’s death are not entitled to Social Security survivor benefits.
- The Hill highlights the actual biggest threat to the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand access to birth control. It’s not the First Amendment, it’s a 1993 law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
- A Florida federal court ruled in favor of a nurse who was handcuffed by police after she refused an officer’s instructions to extract blood from a patient.
- Finally, go read Andrew Cohen’s excellent piece explaining how this weeks’ report listing many of the hundreds of people who have been exonerated after being convicted of crimes they did not commit shows that Justice Stevens was right (and Justice Scalia was wrong) when he came out against the death penalty.