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Is gender difference in citizenship law unconstitutional?

In a case considering the constitutionality of a law that makes it easier for a child of unmarried parents to obtain citizenship if the mother is a U.S. citizen than if the father is, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court grappled with issues of gender bias, judicial remedies and Congress’s power.

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Feds step up immigration sanctions

As federal officials step up enforcement actions against employers for failing to comply with laws requiring them to verify the employment eligibility of their workers, companies should be aware that they could face fines and other penalties — even if they’ve never hired an illegal worker.

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‘Pro bono’ week kicks off in New York, nationwide

National Pro Bono Week finds the American, state and local bars and legal organizations hosting hundreds of events, giving help to low-income clients, providing education, job coaching and even clothing drives, said Mark Schickman, a San Francisco-based lawyer and national co-chairman of the pro bono celebration.

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