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Rojas-Perez v. Holder

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-174 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the Board of Immigration Appeals’ interpretation of “a particular social group” as requiring an element of “social visibility” is entitled to deference under Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. National Resources Defense Council as held by seven circuits, or is an arbitrary or impermissible interpretation of the statute, as the Third and Seventh Circuits hold.

DateProceedings and Orders
May 24 2013Application (12A1132) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 6, 2013 to August 5, 2013, submitted to Justice Breyer.
May 24 2013Application (12A1132) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until August 5, 2013.
Aug 5 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 6, 2013)
Aug 28 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 7, 2013.
Oct 1 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 6, 2013.
Nov 4 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 6, 2013.
Dec 2 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 6, 2014.
Jan 6 2014Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.
Jan 22 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Jan 22 2014Reply of petitioners Erasmo Rojas-Perez, et ux. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 14 2014Letter of February 12, 2014, from counsel for respondent received. (Distributed)
Feb 18 2014Letter of February 18, 2014, from counsel for petitioners received. (Distributed)
Feb 24 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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