WASHINGTON — Margaret Randall, a writer threatened with deportation from the United States for supporting communism, lost a Supreme Court appeal today.
The court, without comment, left intact a ruling that it is premature to consider the constitutional and legal issues she raised.
Her appeal was supported by a number of prominent writers, including Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Toni Morrison, William Styron and Kurt Vonnegut.
Randall lost her U.S. citizenship after leaving this country in 1961. She lived in Mexico, Cuba and Nicaragua, writing about social change and revolution in Third World nations.