Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Supreme Court will hear immigration case

Courts | To determine future sentencing for illegal immigrants, the Supreme Court will hear a case on identity theft
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/20/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a case on whether illegal immigrants on trial can be prosecuted for aggravated identity theft if they didn't know that their fabricated identifications were stealing a real person's identity.

In May hundreds of undocumented workers were arrested in a raid on a meatpacking plant in Iowa. Federal courts have split on decisions on what kind of accusations can be brought against these immigrants and others already under prosecution.

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Supreme Court weighs in

Politics | The high court joined the voter-fraud debate in Ohio, halting a lower court's order for increased voter verification
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/17/08, 12:00 am

Voter registration strife and fraud allegations are causing a political meltdown in the battleground state of Ohio, signaling potential troubled waters ahead for other states with thousands of new registered voters.

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Troubled congressional seat

Politics | Florida Rep.
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/15/08, 12:00 am

The story of hypocrisy among politicians is as old as politics itself, but it doesn't often happen in such rapid succession.

Congressman Tim Mahoney, D-Fla., who is married, has been accused of having an affair with a former staffer, according to an ABC News report based on sources in Mahoney's own offices.

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