Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Bright v. Holder
Issue(s): (1) Whether a noncitizen who fails to respond to an agency order to report for removal is a “fugitive” for purposes of applying the “fugitive disentitlement” doctrine where the petitioner has not absconded and his address is known to the court and the government; (2) whether a petitioner is a “fugitive” for purposes of applying the “fugitive disentitlement” doctrine even if he has been detained and is in government custody; and (3) whether the doctrine is a per se jurisdictional bar to appellate review, or merely authorizes a court to exercise its discretion and weigh the equities in a particular case.
Certiorari stage documents:
- Opinion below (5th Cir.)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Amicus brief of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Amicus brief of Law Professors (forthcoming)
- Amicus brief of Former Federal Prosecutors, et al.
- Amicus brief of Immigration Law Professors
- Amicus brief of National Legal Aid & Defenders Association and Public Counsel
- Amicus brief of Criminal Law Professors
- Reply of petitioner (forthcoming)
Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 17, 2012, 5:00 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/02/petition-of-the-day-247/