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ID:

621

Date:

2012-04-24

Headline:

Justice Department Submits Correction Letter to Supreme Court

Reporter's name:

Adam Liptak

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

New York Times ("The Caucus" blog)

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Immigrants at risk of being deported from the United States before winning the right to stay or return received much less help than the U.S. Solicitor General's office assured the Supreme Court it had a "policy and practice" of providing. The admission came in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, and spurred the office to write a seven-page letter apologizing to the Supreme Court for misleading it during a recent case. The Supreme Court had gone on to rule for the government in reliance on the statement.

Notes:

The letter followed a FOIA lawsuit filed by immigration attorneys in New York, including an interim ruling from the judge which warned that there was "substantial evidence that the judicial process may have been impugned" by the failure to provide accurate information to the Supreme Court.

Keywords:

Supreme Court, immigration, Department of Justice, DOJ, Solicitor General, deportation

Impact:

The office of the Solicitor General admitted that it would work to ensure that immigrants who received such reprieves would receive more timely assistance.

URL:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/justice-department-submits-correction-letter-to-supreme-court/


Agencies:

DOJ

States:

DC
NY

Categories:

civil rights
immigration
justice
law enforcement


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