10 December 2013 ~ 61 Comments

Mayorkas v. Cuellar De Osorio: From the Frontlines of the Supreme Court

A major storm was supposed to take over the District of Columbia today. While the federal and District government closed down in anticipation of bad weather, I trudged along to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Mayorkas v. de Osorio, an issue that has defined most of my existence in the United […]

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26 August 2013 ~ 3 Comments

You Cannot Live Here — Restrictive Housing Ordinances as the New Jim Crow

My latest paper is now available for download on SSRN. “You Cannot Live Here — Restrictive Housing Ordinances as the New Jim Crow” is a cursory review of the hundreds of restrictive housing ordinances enacted in suburbs across the country after the failure of comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2006 and 2007. The paper is timely […]

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24 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Cert. Granted: Mayorkas v. de Osorio

Well, as predicted, the “Justice” Department have succeeded in whining their way up to the Supreme Court regarding the Ninth Circuit’s decision in de Osorio v. Mayorkas. The Supreme Court granted certioriari in Mayorkas v. de Osorio this morning.  The stay of mandate continues until the court disposes the case, which could be as late […]

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26 January 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Obama’s “Justice Department” Appeals Landmark Ninth Circuit Victory to the Supreme Court

Today, the Justice Department placed the brakes on the dreams of thousands of intending young immigrants. It appealed the landmark Ninth Circuit Child Status Protection Act victory (de Osorio v. Mayorkas) to the Supreme Court. The cert petition is here. This means that the Ninth Circuit decision is stayed and the stay continues until the […]

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