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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)

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...