Brewer v. Arizona Dream Act Coalition

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1180 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred in creating an immigration-specific rule under which state police power regulations that “arrang[e]” federal immigration classifications are pre-empted, even if pre-emption was not “the clear and manifest purpose of Congress”; and (2) whether the 9th Circuit erred in assuming that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an executive-branch policy of non-enforcement, was valid “federal law” capable of pre-empting a state police power regulation.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 29 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 1, 2017)
Apr 14 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 22, 2017.
May 1 2017Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas, et al. filed.
May 1 2017Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Reform Law Institute filed.
May 1 2017Brief amicus curiae of Governor Jeb Bush filed.
May 1 2017Brief amici curiae of United States Justice Foundation, et al. filed.
May 22 2017Brief of respondents Arizona Dream Act Coalition, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 1 2017Reply of petitioners Janice K. Brewer, former Governor of Arizona, et al. filed.
Jun 6 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.
Jun 26 2017The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
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