The Supreme Court: Welcome Home

Such is the Supreme Court's reluctance to overturn an Act of Congress that in 28 years it has done so only eight times—nearly always on the ground of safeguarding individual rights. Last week the court cautiously did it again by voting 5 to 3 to throw out a federal statute that strips naturalized Americans of U.S. citizenship if they return to their native country for three or more years. The ruling evidently makes equally unenforceable a companion statute that has the same effect on naturalized Americans who live in any foreign country for five years.

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