Flores-Figueroa v. United States
Disclosure: Howe & Russell represented the petitioner.
Issue: Whether an individual who used a false means of identification without knowing it belonged to another person can be convicted of â€œaggravated identity theftâ€ under 18 U.S.C. 1028A(a)(1).
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on May 4, 2009.
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Advocates for Human Rights, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian Law Caucus, Asista, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Decorah Area Faith Coalition, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Immigrant Defense Project of the New York State Defenders Association, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Latinojustice Prldef, Luther College Office for College Ministries, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Immigration Law Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Inc., North Carolina Justice Center, Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, Postville Relief Effort Based Out of St. Bridgetâ€™s Catholic Church Hispanic Ministry, and Washington Defender Association Immigration Project in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Professors of Criminal Law in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Legal Scholars and Technical Experts in in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for The Maryland Crime Victimsâ€™ Resource Center; Inc.; The Identity Theft Action Council of Nebraska; The Identity Theft Resource Center; Texas Legal Services Center; The National Crime Victim Law Institute; and The National Center for Victims of Crime in Support of Respondent
- Brief for Professors of Linguistics in Support of Neither Party