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Bond Hearings: Court and Struggle Tuesday

bond hearings: Now that Justice Neil Gorsuch has joined the court he will presumably break a tie, according to Metro News. But the justices seemed to struggle Tuesday with the issue just as they did when the case was first heard last November. An eight-member court, deadlocked 4-4, didn't decide the issue last year. The case the justices were hearing is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who've spent long periods in custody. The San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled for the immigrants, saying they generally should get bond hearings after six months in detention, and then every six months if they continue to be held. The group includes some people facing deportation because they've committed a crime and others who arrived at the border seeking asylum. ( As reported in the news.