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Review of Immigration-Related U.S. Supreme Court Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has heard a number of critically important immigration cases in recent years, ranging from challenges to new restrictions on asylum seekers’ rights to seek judicial redress, to attempted inclusion of a new citizenship question on the 2020 census, to denial of the right to a bond hearing in detention.  Our scholars discuss the most significant cases, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020. We also consider what role politics and partisanship plays in the High Court’s current decision-making and the nature and likely future of recent “court-packing” proposals.


  • Lucas Guttentag, Law Professor, Stanford Law School
  • Phil Torrey, Managing Attorney and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program
  • Stephen I. Vladeck, Law Professor, University of Texas School of Law


  • Engy Abdelkader, Chair, Rights of Immigrants Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Public Interest LawABA Commission on ImmigrationABA Criminal Justice SectionABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers DivisionABA International Law Section


Upcoming Immigration-Related SCOTUS Cases
Courtesy of Professor Lucas Guttentag

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