Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Later this morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez, a class action challenge to the U.S. government's immigrant detention policies and denial of bond hearings. Here is my preview of the argument for SCOTUSBlog. As Grace Meng of Human Rights Watch explains, Jennings is an important case. The case has taken on greater significance with the election of Donald Trump. As discussed here and here, he has promised that a Trump administration will aggressively use detention as an immigration enforcement tool.
There is only one argument this morning. Ian H. Gershengorn, Acting Solicitor General, will be arguing the case for the Petitioners. Ahilan T. Arulanantham of the ACLU of Southern California, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, will argue the case for the Respondents.
Alejandro Rodriguez/ACLU Picture
I will be posting a recap of the oral arguments in the next day or so on SCOTUSBlog and will post a link on the ImmigrationProf blog. Stay tuned!