Friday, June 17, 2011

The Constitutional Rights of Illegal Aliens Under the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments

In "The Constitutional Rights of Illegal Aliens Under the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments" on the Volokh Conspiracy, UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh looks at the recent decision in United States v. Portillo-Munoz, in which a divided Fifth Circuit panel holds that undocumented immigarnts do not have Second Amendment rights because they are not part of “the people,” and suggests that they may lack Fourth Amendment rights as well.

A few years ago, there was a controversy surrounding a similar Fourth Amendment ruling by then-Judge Paul Cassell, who now teaches at Utah College of Law.

KJ 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2011/06/the-constitutional-rights-of-illegal-aliens-under-the-first-second-and-fourth-amendments-.html

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