Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Nken v. Holder

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-681 Jan 21, 2009
Tr.
Apr 22, 2009 7-2 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether the decision of a court of appeals to stay an alien’s removal pending consideration of the alien’s petition for review is governed by the standard set forth in 8 U.S.C. 1252(f)(2) or instead by the traditional test for stays and preliminary injunctive relief.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on April 22, 2009.

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