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Supreme Court on Naturalization: Maslenjak v. U.S.

Maslenjak v. U.S., June 22, 2017 - "A federal statute, 18 U. S. C. §1425(a), makes it a crime to “knowingly procure[], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person.” And when someone is convicted under §1425(a) of unlawfully procuring her own naturalization, her citizenship...

Supreme Court (6-2) on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: Jae Lee v. U.S.

Jae Lee v. U.S., June 23, 2017 - "Petitioner Jae Lee was indicted on one count of possessing ecstasy with intent to distribute. Although he has lived in this country for most of his life, Lee is not a United States citizen, and he feared that a criminal conviction might affect his status as a lawful...

Supreme Court on Cross-Border Shooting: Hernandez v. Mesa

Hernandez v. Mesa, June 26, 2017 - "The facts alleged in the complaint depict a disturbing incident resulting in a heartbreaking loss of life. Whether petitioners may recover damages for that loss in this suit depends on questions that are best answered by the Court of Appeals in the first instance...

Supreme Court on Travel Ban: Trump v. IRAP; Trump v. Hawaii

Trump v. IRAP, Trump v. Hawaii, June 26, 2017 - " ... We grant the petitions for certiorari and grant the stay applications in part. ... To begin, we grant both of the Government’s petitions for certiorari and consolidate the cases for argument. The Clerk is directed to set a briefing schedule...

Deep Dives on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling (UPDATED June 29, 2017)

Here are seven scholarly takes on Trump v. IRAP, Trump v. Hawaii : 6 Things To Know About The Partial Reinstatement Of Trump’s Travel Ban Musings on Today’s Travel Ban Decision by the Supreme Court On The Travel Ban The Supreme Court Says: Stay Tuned The Supreme Court’s...

Expert: SC Travel Ban Ruling Likely to Trigger Confusion, More Litigation (Law360)

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 26, 2017 - "With the U.S. Supreme Court allowing President Donald Trump’s travel ban to be enforced against people who don’t have a clear link to the U.S., the question now becomes what exactly will qualify as a "bona fide relationship,” with...

Expert: Clarification Needed on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 27, 2017 - "In agreeing to hear two cases on President Trump’s travel ban, the court introduced a new phrase to the fraught discussion of refugees and Muslim immigrants: “bona fide relationship.” Those who can show a “bona fide relationship”...

Supreme Court May Have Bolstered Rights of Foreign Nationals with Ties to the United States - Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta, June 27, 2017 - "While disappointing that the Supreme Court allowed the ban to apply on visa applicants with no ties with the US from the banned countries, it may have permanently bolstered the rights of visa applicants who have ties to the US to challenge visa denials, which hitherto...

June 28, 2017 DOS Cable on Travel Ban After Supreme Court Order

From Reuters : Date: June 28, 2017 at 7:57:39 PM EDT Subject: (SBU) IMPLEMENTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING -- GUIDANCE TO VISA-ADJUDICATING POSTS From: SECSTATE WASHDC Action: ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE 1. (SBU) Summary: On June 26...

The Implicit and Explicit Rulings in the Trump v. IRAP Stay Decision - Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, July 25, 2017 - " On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari and partially granted the Trump administration’s request for a stay of the injunction on the travel ban. The explicit ruling narrowed the scope of the injunction. The implicit ruling is more...

Hawaii Responds in Latest Travel Ban Dispute (Sept. 12, 2017)

Amy Howe, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The state of Hawaii fired back this morning, urging the Supreme Court to stay out of the most recent skirmish in the battle over President Donald Trump’s March 6 executive order, often known as the “travel ban.” Yesterday the Trump administration went...

SCOTUS Stays CA9 Travel Ban Decision (Sept. 12, 2017)

SCOTUS Order List, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case No. 17-16426 is stayed with respect to refugees covered...

Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview: Jennings v. Rodriguez

Prof. Kevin Johnson, Sept. 26, 2017 - "Detention as a tool of immigration enforcement has increased dramatically following immigration reforms enacted in 1996. Two Supreme Court cases at the dawn of the new millennium offered contrasting approaches to the review of decisions of the U.S. government...

Experts: Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch Could Be Key Vote on Immigration Cases

UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice Stephen W. Yale-Loehr share their thoughts on how Justice Neil Gorsuch's views could affect two big immigration cases now pending at the Supreme Court, Sessions v. Dimaya (to be argued Monday...

Transcript of Supreme Court Oral Argument, Sessions v. Dimaya (Oct. 2, 2017)

Transcript of Supreme Court Oral Argument, Sessions v. Dimaya (Oct. 2, 2017)

Jennings v. Rodriguez Supreme Court Oral Argument Transcript (Oct. 3, 2017)

Transcript, U.S. Supreme Court Case 15-1204, Jennings v. Rodriguez, Oct. 3, 2017

Ava Benach on Jennings v. Rodriguez Oral Argument (Law360)

Ava Benach, Oct. 10, 2017 - "Around the turn of the century, Hoang Minh Ly, a refugee and permanent resident of the United States, spent 564 days in detention by U.S. immigration authorities who sought his removal to his native Vietnam. He was released from detention only after a U.S. district court...

Colorado Supreme Court on Preemption, Smuggling: Fuentes-Espinoza v. People

Fuentes-Espinoza v. People, Oct. 10, 2017 - "This case requires the supreme court to determine whether Colorado’s human smuggling statute, section 18-13-128, C.R.S. (2017), is preempted by the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101–1537 (2017) (“INA”...