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Debriefing Preap: Chacón, Johnson and Margulies
Posted on 16 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On October 10, 2018, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in an immigration case, Sessions v. Preap . Three experts help us understand the case and how the Court might rule: Prof. Jennifer M. Chacón - Are there limits to the government’s... Read More

Transcript of Nielsen v. Preap SC Oral Argument
Posted on 11 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USSC, Oct. 10, 2018 - "CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: We'll hear argument first this morning in Case 16-1363, Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, versus Preap. ..." Read More

Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview: Nielsen v. Preap
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on October 10, 2018 in the case of Nielsen v. Preap. Jennifer M. Chacón , Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, has this argument preview for SCOTUSblog: Justices once again consider proper scope of... Read More

Cert. Denied in Menocal v. GEO Group (Oct. 1, 2018)
Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jacqueline Stevens writes : " Supreme Court Conference Announcement: Cert Denied for Menocal et al. v. GEO Group, Inc. From October 1, 2018 Supreme Court Docke t for The GEO Group, Inc., Petitioner v. Alejandro Menocal, et al... Read More

The Supreme Court, EOIR and a Little Thing Called ISS - Matthew Hoppock
Posted on 22 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Hoppock, Sept. 20, 2018 - Post-Pereira, the DOJ Chooses Harsh IJ Performance Metrics Over Compliance With Supreme Court Mandate "It is starting to appear the Department of Justice has chosen not to comply with the Supreme Court’s... Read More

The BIA vs. the Supreme Court (Jeffrey S. Chase, Sept. 1, 2018)
Posted on 4 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Sept. 1, 2018 - "Although it hasn’t caught the attention of the public or the media, the Supreme Court’s June 21 decision in Pereira v. Sessions has inspired immigration lawyers this summer, giving reason to hope and... Read More

Immigration Cases Tossed in Fallout from Pereira
Posted on 15 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Taxin, Associated Press, Aug. 14, 2018 - "Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing... Read More

Supreme Court on Stop-Time Rule: Pereira v. Sessions
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Pereira v. Sessions - "If the Government serves a noncitizen with a document that is labeled “notice to appear,” but the document fails to specify either the time or place of the removal proceedings, does it trigger the stop-time rule... Read More

Trump v. Hawaii Q&A with Expert Law Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Forbes, June 27, 2018 - "On June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to ban the entry of individuals from a group of primarily Muslim countries was constitutional. The court... Read More

Reflections on 5-4 Travel Ban Decision: Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia - "The human impact of Travel Ban 3.0 cannot be overstated. The ban has been in full effect since December 4, 2017, because of written orders by the Supreme Court. Well before today’s ruling, America has already... Read More

Supreme Court, 5-4, Upholds Travel Ban: Trump v. Hawaii
Posted on 25 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. Hawaii - C.J. Roberts: "By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the President broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States. The President lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings—following... Read More

7 Immigration-Related Cases That May See High Court Action - Law360
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Oct. 14, 2015 -CASES TO WATCH Torres v. Lynch: Appeal from an immigrant who is facing deportation over an attempted-arson conviction in New York. Hernandez v. Mesa: Concerns the killing of a teenage Mexican boy, who was... Read More

Supreme Court Oral Argument in U.S. v. Texas Set for April 18, 2016
Posted on 4 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SCOTUSblog, Mar. 4, 2016 - "Issue: (1) Whether a state that voluntarily provides a subsidy to all aliens with deferred action has Article III standing and a justiciable cause of action under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) to challenge the... Read More

On Monday, Will Texas Be Able to Stand and Deliver?
Posted on 15 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The technical issue of 'standing' is at the heart of USA v. Texas , to be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday, April 18, 2016. Prof. Martin Lederman offers his thoughts on standing here . Prof. Amanda Frost offers her thoughts on standing... Read More