Brief filed: 09/29/2014
Robbins v. Rodriguez
9th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 13-56706 & 13-56755
On appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, No. CV 07-3239-TJH (RNB).
The immigration system fails to provide constitutionally mandates procedural safeguards required under common principles of due process. Petitioners, a class of detained noncitizens, seek to rectify this anomaly and bring the procedural protections of the immigration detention system in line with those provided in the pretrial justice and civil commitment regimes. To that end, the Court should adopt Petitioners’ requested procedural safeguards for detained noncitizens, including: (1) providing detainees with an automatic bond hearing; (2) requiring the government to justify detention by clear and convincing evidence; (3) requiring consideration of alternatives to detention; (4) providing adequate written notice of the hearing to allow for a meaningful opposition to detention; (5) providing periodic detention hearings; and (6) requiring consideration of the length of detention. The pretrial justice system provides procedural safeguards comparable to those requested by petitioners. The civil commitment system provides procedural safeguards comparable to those requested by petitioners.
This is a sponsored ad
Manage Your Law Firm All in One Place
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.
James J. Farrell, James H. Moon, and Nathan M. Saper, Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles, CA.