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Immigration Law

Montana Supreme Court on Detainers: Ramon v. Short

Ramon v. Short

"With the exception of the limited circumstances discussed, neither federal law nor Montana law provide state or local Montana law enforcement officers with the authority to arrest individuals based on federal civil immigration violations."

[Hats off to Alex Rate (argued), Elizabeth K. Ehret, ACLU of Montana, Missoula, Montana Shahid Haque, Border Crossing Law Firm, Helena, Montana Cody Wofsy, Spencer Amdur, ACLU Foundation, Immigrants’ Rights Project, San Francisco, California Omar C. Jadwat, Daniel Galindo (argued), ACLU Foundation, Immigrants’ Rights Project, New York, New York; James H. Goetz, Jeff Tierney, Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes, P.C., Bozeman, Montana; Colin M. Stephens, Smith & Stephens, P.C., Missoula, Montana Katherine Evans, University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho!]