Calendar of Cases

Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Ovalles v. Barr

Congress has removed habeas review for aliens with certain criminal histories. However, Congress also passed the REAL ID Savings Clause in 2005 which preserves judicial review “of constitutional claims or questions of law.” The question in these two consolidated cases is whether the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals correctly determined that it lacked jurisdiction to determine whether the doctrine of equitable tolling provided petitioners with the ability to have their removal cases heard.

Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP

The Court will consider whether Congress intended to preclude jurisdictional review of decisions not to institute an inter partes review (IPR) under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Sections 315(a)(1)–(b) of the AIA provides that inter partes review also “may not be instituted” if (1) “before the date on which the petition for such a review is filed, the petitioner or real party in interest filed a civil action challenging the validity of a claim of the patent”; or (2) “the petition requesting the proceeding is filed more than 1 year after the date on which the petitioner, real party in interest, or privy of the petitioner is served with a complaint alleging infringement of the patent.”