Thursday, September 25, 2014

Law Professors Submit Amici Brief in Mellouli v. Holder

 

Professor Alina Das led the effort in the preparation of an immigration law professors' amici brief in support of the petitioner in Mellouli v. Holder, pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.  See Download Immigration Law Professors

The question presented by the case is whether, to trigger deportability under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(B)(i), which provides that a noncitizen may be removed if he has been convicted of violating “any law or regulation of a State, the United States, or a foreign country relating to a controlled substance (as defined in section 802 of Title 21) . . . ,” the government must prove the connection between a drug paraphernalia conviction and a substance listed in section 802 of the Controlled Substances Act.

The law professors brief contends that (1) courts and the agency have long applied the categorical approach to assess the immigration consequences of convictions, including drug convictions and (2) the U.S. government's position conflicts with that approach.

List of Amici Curiae

Institutional affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.

Muneer I. Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Harvard Law School

David Baluarte, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Melynda Barnhart, Professor of Law, New York Law School

Lenni Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School

Virginia Benzan, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

Linda Bosniak, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School – Camden

Richard A. Boswell, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Global Programs, and Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, University of California Hastings School of Law 

Jason A. Cade, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law

Janet M. Calvo, Professor of Law, City University of New York School of Law

Kristina M. Campbell, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Stacy Caplow, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Professional Legal Education, Director of Clinical Education, and Co-Director, Safe Harbor Project, Brooklyn Law School

Jennifer M. Chacón, Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of Law

Violeta Chapin, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Ming Hsu Chen, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School

Gabriel J. Chin, Professor of Law, University of California Davis School of Law

Michael J. Churgin, Raybourne Thompson Centennial Professor in Law, University of Texas at Austin

Marisa S. Cianciarulo, Professor of Law and Director, Bette & Wylie Aitken Family Violence Clinic, Chapman University School of Law

Evelyn H. Cruz, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Law & Policy Clinic, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law 

Alina Das, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, New York University School of Law

Nora V. Demleitner, Dean and Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

David C. Drake, Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, George Mason University School of Law

Ingrid Eagly, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles School of Law

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Visiting Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Lauren Gilbert, Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law

Jennifer Gordon, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Joanne Gottesman, Clinical Professor and Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic, Rutgers School of Law – Camden

Anju Gupta, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Rutgers School of Law – Newark

Jonathan Hafetz, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law Susan Hazeldean, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Maurice Hew, Jr., Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Immigration Clinic, University of Houston Law Center

Mary Holper, Associate Clinical Professor, Boston College Law School

Alan Hyde, Distinguished Professor and Sidney Reitman Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law – Newark

Kit Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law

Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law, Dean’s Research Scholar, and Director, International Human Rights Program, Boston College Law School

Elizabeth Keyes, Assistant Professor and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law

Jennifer Lee Koh, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Clinic, Western State University College of Law

Hiroko Kusuda, Assistant Clinical Professor, Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice, Loyola New Orleans College of Law

Stephen Lee, Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of Law

Beth Lyon, Professor of Law, Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, Co-Director, Community Interpreter Internship Program, and Acting Director of Clinical Programs, Villanova University School of Law

Anita Ortiz Maddali, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinics, Northern Illinois University College of Law

Anjana Malhotra, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, State University of New York – Buffalo Law School

Lynn Marcus, Professor of the Practice and Co- Director, Immigration Law Clinic, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

Peter L. Markowitz, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Kenneth A. Mayeaux, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Elizabeth McCormick, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Immigrant Rights Project, and Director, Clinical Education Programs, University of Tulsa College of Law

Michelle McKinley, Bernard B. Kliks Associate Professor, University of Oregon School of Law M.

Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Nancy Morawetz, Professor of Clinical Law and Co- Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, New York University School of Law

Fatma E. Marouf, Associate Professor of Law and Co- Director, Immigration Clinic, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Vanessa Merton, Professor and Faculty Supervisor, Immigration Justice Clinic, Pace University School of Law

Jennifer Moore, Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles School of Law

Lori A. Nessel, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law

Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law, University of Houston Law Center

Patrick D. O’Neill, Adjunct Professor, Legal Aid Clinic, University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Michele R. Pistone, Professor of Law and Director, Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services, Villanova University School of Law

Nina Rabin, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Jayesh Rathod, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic, American University Washington College of Law

Maritza Reyes, Associate Professor of Law, Florida A&M University College of Law

Jenny Roberts, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Scholarship, and Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic, American University, Washington College of Law

Sarah Rogerson, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Co-Director, Law Clinic & Justice Center, Director, Family Violence Litigation Clinic and Immigration Project, Albany Law School

Victor C. Romero, Maureen B. Cavanaugh Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law

Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Associate Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Kevin Ruser, M.S. Hevelone Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, University of Nebraska College of Law

Heather Scavone, Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, Elon University School of Law

Irene Scharf, Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Law Clinic, University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth

Barbara Schwartz, Clinical Law Professor, University of Iowa College of Law

Rachel Settlage, Assistant Professor and Director, Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, Wayne State Law School

Ragini Shah, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, Suffolk Law School 

Rebecca Sharpless, Clinical Professor and Director, Immigration Clinic, University of Miami School of Law Dan R. Smulian, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director, Safe Harbor Project, Brooklyn Law School

Gemma Solimene, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Jayashri Srikantiah, Professor of Law and Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Stanford Law School

Juliet P. Stumpf, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Maureen A. Sweeney, Law School Associate Professor and Director, Immigration Clinic, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Margaret Taylor, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

David B. Thronson, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Michigan State University College of Law

Katharine Tinto, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Enid Trucios-Haynes, Professor of Law, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Bernard Trujillo, Professor of Law, Valparaiso University

Diane Uchimiya, Professor of Law, Director of Experiential Learning, and Director, Justice and Immigration Clinic, University of La Verne College of Law

Michael S. Vastine, Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Clinic, St. Thomas University School of Law

Olsi Vrapi, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

David P. Weber, Professor of Law, Creighton University School of Law

Jonathan Weinberg, Professor of Law, Wayne State University

Anna Welch, Associate Clinical Professor, Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, University of Maine School of Law

Michael J. Wishnie, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Dean for Experiential Education, Yale Law School

Lauris Wren, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Asylum Clinic, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Stephen Yale-Loehr, Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law and Co-Director, Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic, Cornell University Law School

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