The Supreme Court says a California woman can't challenge the government's decision to deny a visa to her spouse from Afghanistan.
The justices ruled 5-4 that Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had no basis to protest after the visa petition she filed for her husband was rejected in 2009.
Din's husband had worked as a clerk in the Afghan government when it was controlled by the Taliban. But the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan offered no factual explanation for refusing his visa request, other than to cite a law giving officials broad discretion to deny visas based on "terrorist activities."
Din argued that the rejection triggered her marital rights under the Constitution and that she deserved to know the specific reason for the denial.