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In the case of Wong Yang Sung v. McGrath, the United States Supreme Court decided, on February 20, 1950, that it was illegal for inspectors from the Immigration Service to also act as judges at deportation hearings. In their decision they concluded that having one person serve as both prosecutor and judge went against the purpose of the Administrative Procedure Act. That act, passed in 1946, established standards for federal agencies and commissions to follow when they had power to judge cases in order to safeguard the rights of the people.


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"High Court Bars Alien Deportation" article in Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder-Gazette
date   Feb 22, 1950
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   5.0"
width   2.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L06.064

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