- Supreme Court hears case to reinstate law making it a crime to encourage noncitizens to stay in the US unlawfully.
- Federal appeals court struck down the law in 2022 for being too broad and criminalizing speech protected by the First Amendment.
- The law has been on the books for decades but no evidence that any such activities had been discouraged by potential prosecution.
- The case involves Helaman Hansen, convicted in a scheme that promised to secure US citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally.
- A decision in the case is expected before July.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Immigration and First Amendment
Supreme Court hears government's case to reinstate law criminalizing encouraging noncitizens to stay in US unlawfully, after federal appeals court struck it down in 2022.