Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Supreme Court of California today granted the appellants' petitions for review in Martinez v. Regents of the University of California. The court also denied the plaintiffs' separate petition for review.
The Supreme Court will review a California Court of Appeals decision ruling that a state law that allows undocumented immigrants to pay resident fees for the University of California and other California colleges conflicts with federal law. The court reversed a lower court's decision that there were no substantial legal issues and sent the case back for trial. Law professor Kris Kobach (Missouri-Kansas City) was an attorney for the plaintiffs, out-of-state students attending California colleges.