Moncrieffe v. Holder, Deportation under Immigration & Nationality Act

October 10, 2012:  The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moncrieffe v. Holder (Docket No. 11-702) today.  This case involves interpretation of the Immigration & Nationality Act where deportation is threatened even though Moncrieffe was not actually convicted of a … Continue reading

UNITED STATES v. BORMES, Sovereign Immunity Tested Over FCRA Violation

November 13, 2012:  The Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of UNITED STATES v. BORMES, vacating the judgment of the Court of Appeals and remanding the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit … Continue reading

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

October 1, 2012:  The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Kiobel, et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, et al. (Docket No. 10-1491)  The case concerns international human rights in a test of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The ATS … Continue reading

OLIVEA MARX v. GENERAL REVENUE CORPORATION

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on November 7, 2012 in the case of Olivea Marx v. General Revenue Corporation, Docket No. 11-1175.  The case involves interpretation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Congress enacted the Fair Debt Collection … Continue reading

Mental Competency in Federal Habeas Proceedings Before the Supreme Court

On October 9 the Supreme Court will consider two cases involving questions of mental competency in federal habeas proceedings. How important is mental competency in federal habeas proceedings? These two cases, TIBBALS v. CARTER and RYAN v. GONZALES, may set … Continue reading