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Immigration authorities have been skipping a step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Because of that omission and a recent Supreme Court decision, tens of thousands of deportation cases could be delayed, or tossed out altogether. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

A recent high court ruling that didn't get much attention at the time could mean that tens of thousands of deportation cases are delayed — or tossed out altogether.

Anita Hill, then a professor at the University of Oklahoma law school, testifies in 1991 that she was sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Allegations Recall 1991's Supreme Court Scandal, With Key Differences

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After experiencing abuse as a child, Sally Field says she internalized that "to feel loved you have to be invisible and terrified." Her new memoir is called In Pieces. Casey Curry/Invision/AP hide caption

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Sally Field Wasn't Sure She'd Have The Guts To Publish Her New Memoir

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Immigration authorities have been skipping a step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Because of that omission and a recent Supreme Court decision, tens of thousands of deportation cases could be delayed, or tossed out altogether. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

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The latest album from Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, The Serpent's Mouth, walks a tightrope between embracing steel pan's melodious charm and its kitschy past. Sesse Lind/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Travels Across Generations And Genres

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Fears about how Russian hackers affected the 2016 election seem to have led a number of Americans to expect a foreign country to affect vote tallies in the midterms. There's no evidence such an attack has ever occurred previously. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Marist Poll: 1 In 3 Americans Thinks A Foreign Country Will Change Midterm Votes

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