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Camreta v. Greene: Will the Supreme Court Reach an Important Fourth Amendment Issue Concerning the Questioning of Witnesses?

By Jay Shapiro, Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP “If the Supreme Court finds its way to one of the critical issues in Camreta v. Greene , 588 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. Or. 2009) (Free unenhanced version of the opinion available from lexisONE Free Case law), it will have the opportunity to address...

Camreta v. Greene: Will the Supreme Court Reach an Important Fourth Amendment Issue Concerning the Questioning of Witnesses?

By Jay Shapiro, Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP "If the Supreme Court finds its way to one of the critical issues in Camreta v. Greene, 588 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. Or. 2009) (Free unenhanced version of the opinion available from lexisONE Free Case law), it will have the opportunity to address...

Banished for Life: Deportation of Juvenile Offenders as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

"This Article weaves together the reasoning of two distinct lines of Supreme Court decisions to argue that: (1) deportation is a punishment under the law; and (2) the mandatory deportation of those deported due to a juvenile conviction violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel...

Immigrant Children Need More Protection: Esther J. Cepeda

"Even though our maddening and broken immigration system probably won’t be reformed for at least another few years, small pockets of common sense can be found in the midst of it all. Take a recent decision in a New York state appellate court clarifying a 1990 statute—called Special...

Dallas IJ Sims Booted from Juvie Immigration Court Docket

"A Dallas immigration judge known for tough enforcement is no longer handling cases involving minors. Michael Baird has replaced Deitrich Sims in overseeing the juvenile docket in North Texas. Local immigration attorneys said the change could reduce tension and add flexibility to cases involving...

Did Media Coverage Help Get a Dallas Immigration Judge Reassigned?

"The day the little girls in pink saw their cases dismissed, at the insistence of ICE and over Sims' clear frustration, most of the kids got what they asked for. In fact, after that long morning of hearings, a few lawyers mentioned how smoothly their cases had gone, and a couple wondered whether...

Juvenile Cases Help Push Immigration Court Backlog to New High: TRAC

TRAC, July 10, 2014 : "As of the end of June 2014, the number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts has climbed to an all time high of 375,503 -- an increase of more than 50,000 since the start of FY 2013 -- according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the...