Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Vartelas v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1211 2d Cir. Jan 18, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Mar 28, 2012 6-3 Ginsburg OT 2011
 
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Holding: Because the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act burdens lawful activity on the basis of nothing more than past criminal activity, it was retroactive within the meaning of the Court’s precedents.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on March 28, 2012. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Thomas and Alito.

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