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Bright v. Holder

Petition for certiorari denied on May 29, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-890 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (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.

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