01/30/2013 11:19:43 AM EST
David A. Isaacson on Shabaj v. Holder
"On January 15, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a precedential decision in the case of Shabaj v. Holder, No. 12-703. ... The jurisdiction of the Second Circuit includes New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, while the jurisdiction of the Third Circuit includes New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. If there is a split between the Second and Third Circuits on this issue, therefore, it would mean that adjustment applicants in New York would have less access to judicial review than adjustment applicants in New Jersey. There may, however, be a way to read Shabaj and Pinho in harmony with one another." - David A. Isaacson on Jan. 28, 2013.