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Supreme Court Oral Argument Recap: Judulang v. Holder

The following argument recap is written by Kevin R. Johnson, Dean of the UC Davis School of Law and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies. He is one of the editors of the ImmigrationProf Blog . "On October 12, the Court heard oral arguments in Judulang v. Holder...

Chaidez Oral Argument Recap by Dean Kevin Johnson

"The argument was a lawyerly-like exercise in appellate advocacy, with the Justices skillfully probing the legal arguments concerning a collateral attack on a criminal conviction, as well as the policies implicated by the retroactive application of a decision of the Supreme Court. ... From my reading...

Oral Argument Recapitulation: Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio

"[T]he Court heard oral arguments in Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio , a case raising a technical issue of statutory construction of the complex U.S. immigration laws. The specific question presented by the case is whether a provision of the Immigration & Nationality Act, as amended by the...

Mellouli v. Holder Oral Argument Preview: Prof. Kevin R. Johnson

"On January 14, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mellouli v. Holder, one of several recent cases in which the Court has scrutinized the federal government’s efforts to remove a lawful permanent resident from the United States based on a minor drug conviction. The frequency with...

Supreme Court Oral Argument Previews: Mellouli v. Holder

REVISIONIST HISTORY: THE GOVERNMENT’S LATEST ATTEMPT TO IGNORE THE CATEGORICAL APPROACH IN MELLOULI V. HOLDER - By Alina Das RETHINKING REMOVABILITY FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (AKA A SOCK) - By Jennifer Lee Koh DRAWING OUTSIDE THE LINES - By Nancy Morawetz OF SOCKS, CATEGORICAL...

S.C. Mellouli v. Holder Oral Argument Recap - Dean Kevin R. Johnson

"[On Jan. 14, 2015] the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mellouli v. Holder , a challenge to the removal of Moones Mellouli, a lawful permanent resident from Tunisia, based on a Kansas misdemeanor drug paraphernalia conviction for possession of a sock used to hide drugs. The record of his conviction...

SCOTUS Argument Preview: The Constitutionality of Immigrant Detention - Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson, Nov. 23, 2016 - "In recent years, the U.S government has aggressively used detention of immigrants as a tool for enforcing the immigration laws. Immigration detention became national news in 2014 when the Obama administration detained tens of thousands of Central American women and...

S.C. Oral Argument Analysis: Immigrant Detention and the Constitution - Jennings v. Rodriguez

Kevin Johnson, Dec. 1, 2016 - "[T] he justices appeared deeply divided during oral argument in Jennings v. Rodriguez . This class-action challenge to immigration detentions raises questions about whether immigrants, like virtually any U.S. citizen placed in criminal or civil detention, must be guaranteed...