January 15, 2020 PROGRAMMING

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

Challenges, Ramifications & What to Expect

Review of Immigration-Related U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Challenges, Ramifications & What to Expect

  • 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
  • Lucas Guttentag, Law Professor, Stanford Law School
  • MODERATOR Engy Abdelkader, Chair, Rights of Immigrants Committee, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, American Bar Association

Program Description: The US 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 will discuss the most significant cases, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.  We will 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.

Additional Materials

Upcoming Immigration-Related SCOTUS Cases
Courtesy of Professor Lucas Guttentag

About the Webinar Series

As the next presidential election cycle creeps near, and amid a congressional impeachment inquiry, the Administration has further intensified its assault on immigrants.  From a new "public charge" rule that refuses green cards and citizenship to poor immigrants to denying visas to those who lack health insurance to  collecting DNA from detained immigrants for an FBI database, such xenophobic policies undermine constitutional values and democratic principles. 

The Section's Rights of Immigrants Committee is hosting a six-part national lecture series exploring immigration at the intersection of national security law, public international law and US constitutional law, among other legal areas. During these free webinars, legal scholars, practitioners and political commentators will address this deepening crises in our collective pursuit advancing law and justice.  Effective action begins with knowledge and proper understanding.

ABA Commission on Immigration
ABA Criminal Justice Section
ABA Center for Public Interest Law
ABA Section of International Law
ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

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