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Supreme Court Rulings On Immigration And Drinking Water

OPB | June 11, 2014 12:30 p.m. | Updated: June 11, 2014 2:20 p.m.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justices have handed down a divided ruling that affects children whose parents are applying for legal status. If they turn 21 before their parents’ applications are processed, they have to go to the back of the line. It’s not unusual for these legal immigration cases to take several years or more.

In another case, the court ruled against North Carolina homeowners who wanted to sue over the contamination of their drinking water. The court ruled that the state’s 10-year statute of limitations prevented the suit from going forward. Oregon is one of just four states with a similar statute of limitations period for such cases.

We’ll talk with our Supreme Court expert Lisa McElroy about these cases and other recent news.


  • Lisa McElroy: Associate professor at the Drexel University School of Law and Supreme Court scholar


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