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Nguyen v. INS (99-2071) 533 U.S. 53 (2001)
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SCALIA, J., Concurring Opinion

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES


99-2071

Nguyen v. INS

CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT


99-2071 Argued: January 9, 2001 --- Decided: June 11, 2001

Justice Scalia, with whom Justice Thomas joins, concurring.

I remain of the view that the Court lacks power to provide relief of the sort requested in this suit–namely, conferral of citizenship on a basis other than that prescribed by Congress. See Miller v. Albright, 523 U.S. 420, 452 (1998) (Scalia, J., concurring in judgment). A majority of the Justices in Miller having concluded otherwise, see id., at 423 (opinion of Stevens, J., joined by Rehnquist, C. J.); id., at 460 (Ginsburg, J., joined by Souter and Breyer, JJ., dissenting); id., at 471 (Breyer, J., joined by Souter and Ginsburg, JJ., dissenting); and a majority of the Court today proceeding on the same assumption; I think it appropriate for me to reach the merits of petitioners’ equal protection claims. I join the opinion of the Court.