Bright v. HolderPetition for certiorari denied on May 29, 2012
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-890||5th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2011|
Issue: (1) Whether a noncitizen who fails to respond to an agency order to report for removal is a “fugitive” for purposes of applying the “fugitive disentitlement” doctrine where the petitioner has not absconded and his address is known to the court and the government; (2) whether a petitioner is a “fugitive” for purposes of applying the “fugitive disentitlement” doctrine even if he has been detained and is in government custody; and (3) whether the doctrine is a per se jurisdictional bar to appellate review, or merely authorizes a court to exercise its discretion and weigh the equities in a particular case.
Briefs and Documents
- Opinion below (5th Cir.)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Amicus brief of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Amicus brief of Law Professors (forthcoming)
- Amicus brief of Former Federal Prosecutors, et al.
- Amicus brief of Immigration Law Professors
- Amicus brief of National Legal Aid & Defenders Association and Public Counsel
- Amicus brief of Criminal Law Professors
- Reply of petitioner (forthcoming)