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Immigration Law

Hazleton, Farmers Branch Petition USSC for Writs of Certiorari

"A city in Pennsylvania and one in Texas have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether they are allowed to enact legislation preventing those illegally living in the country from renting property in their cities — and in the Pennsylvania city's case, from working there too.  Hazleton, Pa., asked the high court on Oct. 24 to overturn a Third Circuit decision that struck down the city's housing and employment ordinances, while Dallas suburb Farmers Branch asked the court on Oct. 21 to overturn an en banc Fifth Circuit decision enjoining its own legislation that solely focuses on housing.  Both cities pointed to an Eighth Circuit decision upholding similar legislation in Nebraska, as well as the differences between the circuit courts’ rulings in their own cases, to justify the Supreme Court’s attention to the issue." - Law360, Nov. 1, 2013.