Friday, October 9, 2015

Immigration in the Supreme Court in the 2015 Term

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There so far does not appear to be much in the pipeline in terms of plain vanilla immigration cases for the 2015 Term.  Besides Torres v. Lynch, which is set for argument in November, there is one immigration cert petition pending (Thompson v. Lynch), raising the question "whether an alien who fails to correct an address erroneously recorded by the government on a Notice to Appear, and who is subsequently ordered removed in absentia, may reopen his removal order when he was never advised of his obligation under 8 C.F.R. § 1003.15(d)(1) to correct the government's error."

A couple of cases raise issues that touch on immigration.  Evenwell v. Abott raises the question whether total population, including immigrants, rather than voting population when apportioning state legislative districts.

Molina-Martinez v. United States raises a question under the Sentencing Guidelines that involves a number of crimes, including illegal reentry.


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