Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Judulang v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-694 9th Cir. Oct 12, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Dec 12, 2011 9-0 Kagan OT 2011

Holding: The policy used by the Board of Immigration Appeals to determine whether a resident alien is eligible to ask the Attorney General for relief from deportation under a provision of the immigration laws that has been repealed is “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 706(2)(A).

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on December 12, 2011.

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Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioner

Merits Briefs for the Respondent

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