Supreme Court hears final cases of the week

Tuesday and Wednesday each had only one hearing

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of United States v. Sineneng-Smith on Tuesday. The Court will determine if a federal law that makes it a crime to encourage or cause illegal immigration for financial gain is in violation of the First Amendment. The argument being made is that the federal law is overly broad in its interpretation.

Wednesday had the court hearing argument in Lomax v. Ortiz-Marquez. This case seeks to interpret a federal statute that limits a prisoner’s ability to file lawsuits without paying filing fees. Primarily, the case will determine if dismissal without prejudice for failure to state a claim counts as a “strike” under the statute.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would give the Justices of the Court wisdom as they determine the best way to rule in these cases.
  • For the Court to be guided to the right cases to hear in the future.
  • For Congress to work with the Court to create laws that are within the framework of the constitution. 

Sources: SCOTUSblog, Supreme Court


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