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Supreme Court Grants Cert. in CA5 Agg. Fel. Case: Moncrieffe v. Holder

Docket No. 11-702 Case below, 662 F.3d 387 (CA5, 2011)

High Court Could Help Immigrants Saddled With Bad Lawyers: Mata v. Holder

" The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether a federal appeals court can review the Board of Immigration Appeals’ refusal to toll bids to reopen cases based on faulty lawyering, with experts saying the case could bolster due process for vulnerable immigrants. The high...

Justices Skeptical Of 5th Circ.'s Decision in Mata v. Lynch

"The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a federal appeals court can review the Board of Immigration Appeals' refusal to toll a bid to reopen a removal case based on poor lawyering, with Justice Stephen Breyer expressing skepticism at the Fifth Circuit’s finding that...

Supreme Court, 8-1, Reverses CA5: Reyes Mata v. Lynch

"An alien ordered to leave the country has a statutory right to file a motion to reopen his removal proceedings. See 8 U. S. C. §1229a(c)(7)(A). If immigration officials deny that motion, a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to consider a petition to review their decision. See Kucana...

Supreme Court Slaps Fifth Circuit on Immigrant Sentencing: Molina-Martinez v. U.S.

Molina-Martinez v. U.S., Apr. 20, 2016 - "The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stands generally apart from other Courts of Appeals with respect to its consideration of unpreserved Guidelines errors. This Court now holds that its approach is incorrect."