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The Price of Fairness

The Supreme Court decided that the rules for passing citizenship to children born to U.S. citizens outside the United States have to be gender-neutral, and treat the children of U.S. citizen fathers the same as the children of U.S. citizen mothers. However, to reach this goal, the Supreme Court voided the rule that made it easier for children of U.S. citizen mothers to claim citizenship. By doing so, the Supreme Court made the law equal, but at the same time issued a ruling that will keep many people from claiming U.S. citizenship in the future. What does it cost to make the law fair?