The Supreme Court continued to fill its fall calendar on Monday, granting writs of certiorari in eight new cases.
There were two recurring themes in the Supreme Court’s first meeting after returning from summer recess: immigration appellants and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Five of the eight cases the Court will consider matriculated from the Ninth Circuit, and three of the cases address immigration appeals.
Here are the latest cases to win Supreme Court Review:
- Filarsky v. Delia, a Ninth Circuit case questioning the extension of qualified immunity to a lawyer who was doing work for the government, but not a government employee.
- Vartelas v. Holder, a Second Circuit case raising the question: Should a statute, which removes a legal permanent resident of his right to make "innocent, casual, and brief" trips abroad without fear that he will be denied reentry, be applied retroactively to a guilty plea taken prior to the effective date of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act?
- Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, a Ninth Circuit Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act case.
- Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., a Ninth Circuit appeal regarding the assignment of translation costs.
- Holder v. Gutierrez and Holder v. Sawyers, consolidated Ninth Circuit appeals asking whether a parent's years of residence after lawful admission to the United States can be imputed to an alien who resided with that parent as an unemancipated minor, for the purpose of satisfying cancellation of removal requirements.
- Wood v. Milyard, an appeal from the Tenth Circuit regarding criminal statute of limitations defenses and waivers.
- U.S. v. Home Concrete & Supply, an appeal from the Fourth Circuit about the understatement of gross income.
First Monday is next week on October 3. The first cases up for Supreme Court review next week will be Douglas v. Independent Living Center and Reynolds v . U.S.
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