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Immigration Policy: Cert. Granted in United States v. Texas

   On Tuesday, January 19th, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States v. Texas, Docket # 15-674. In November of 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a motion panel’s decision to affirm … Continue reading

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November 5, 2012 4th Circuit published opinion

Singh v Holder Singh illegally entered the United States through Mexico. He contested removal arguing he had been tortured based on his political views and would face torture if returned to India. The immigration judge used and interpreter at the … Continue reading

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June 25, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinions

Miller v. Alabama Miller was convicted for murder based on acts committed when he was 14. He received a mandatory sentence of life without parole. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed his sentence. In a companion case, a 14 … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Speaks on Immigation in Arizona v. United States

In a 5 to 3 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued  its ruling today in Arizona v. United States.  The ruling reversed and affirmed in part Arizona’s law, S.B. 1070, enacted to deal with immigration issues in Arizona.    Justice … Continue reading

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May 21, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinions

Holder v Martinez Gutierrez Martinez Gutierrez entered the country illegally at age 5. His father obtained legal residence status as did Martinez Gutierrez several years later. He was convicted of a removable offence. The Board of Immigration Appeals ordered him … Continue reading

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March 29, 2012 4th Circuit published opinion

Bracamontes v Holder Bracamontes was brought to the United States as a child. He made on trip out of the country as a temporary resident alien. He later was granted permanent status and was convicted of felony wounding. He married … Continue reading

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February 21, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinions

Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v Brown The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled arbitration clauses involving wrongful death and personal injury claims in nursing home admissions contracts unenforceable. The United States Supreme Court reversed holding the Federal Arbitration … Continue reading

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