DOJ Says It Gave High Court Faulty Data In Detention Case

Law360, Los Angeles (August 30, 2016, 9:36 PM ET) — The Office of the U.S. Solicitor General admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that it submitted incorrect information about the length of detentions in arguing a 2003 case where the justices eventually ruled that mandatory detention for immigrants appealing deportation orders is constitutional.

The letter, first reported on Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal and obtained by Law360, was written by Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn regarding Demore v. Kim, which upheld federal policy that immigrants facing deportation may be held during the “limited”…

Source: Law360