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Gender differences in citizenship standards upheld by US Supreme Court (8266)

In a five-four split decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld 8 U.S.C. § 1409, ruling that the legislative distinction between noncitizen mothers and noncitizen fathers does not violate the equal protection guarantee in that the natural role of the mother in the birthing process establishes conclusive biological evidence that must be proven in other ...