United States v. Sineneng-Smith Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Sineneng-Smith, a case concerning a federal law forbidding encouragement of… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Sineneng-Smith, a case concerning a federal law forbidding encouragement of illegal immigration. Evelyn Sineneng-Smith, an immigration consultant out of California, was convicted of telling her undocumented clients they could still gain lawful permanent residence through a program called Labor Certification, even though she knew the program ended in April 2001. Federal law forbids such encouragement. Federal officials charged Ms. Sineneng-Smith, and she was later convicted by a jury. She appealed her conviction to a federal court of appeals, and they ruled in her favor citing that the law was overbroad in violation of the First Amendment. The federal government appealed to the Supreme Court. close

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United States v. Sineneng-Smith Oral Argument

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Program ID:
467510-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 28, 2020 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 05, 2020 | 12:44pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 28, 2020 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 05, 2020 | 5:06am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 05, 2020 | 12:44pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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