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People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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In a major decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants — even lawful ones — convicted of some crimes do not have a right to a regular bond hearing while their immigration status is under review.

The 5-3 decision overturns a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that had said criminally convicted immigrants have a right to twice-a-year bond hearings to determine if they're a flight risk.

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Rosanna Cavallaro, professor of law at Suffolk University where she teaches Criminal Law and Evidence.

Sarah Sherman-Stokes, associate director at the BU School of Law Immigrants Rights and Human Trafficking Program.

This segment aired on February 27, 2018.

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