Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Negusie v. Mukasey

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-499 5th Cir. Nov 6, 2008
Tr.
Mar 3, 2009 8-1 Kennedy OT 2008

Issue: Whether the provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act that prohibits the granting of asylum to individuals found to have themselves engaged in persecution applies to those who were compelled to do so by threats of deaths or torture.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on March 3, 2009.

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