A 2010 article in DePaul’s Journal for Social Justice was recently cited in a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed with the Supreme Court. The article, “Locked Up: Criminal and Immigration Incarceration in America” was written by Raha Jorjani, a supervising attorney and lecturer in the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic. Professor Jorjani was the keynote speaker for the Vincentian Public Interest Law Symposium “Out of the Shadows: The Crisis in Immigrant and Criminal Detention in America” in March 2010. Her legal practice and scholarship focus on immigrants detained primarily on the basis of criminal convictions.
The petition citing the article was filed by the petitioner in Dormescar v. Holder, an 11th Circuit immigration case. The issue on appeal in this case is “Whether res judicata bars the government from instituting a second removal proceeding against an immigrant based on a conviction that could have been charged as the basis for removal in a prior removal proceeding that resulted in a final decision in the immigrant’s favor?” The next action in the case will be Conference on September 30, 2013.
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