Supreme Court orders reargument in indefinite detention case

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered reargument in Jennings v. Rodriguez.  The case challenges whether detention for indefinite periods of time without review defies the constitution.   This year, there could be up to 500,000 people detained in federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, jails, and private prisons. While some are detained a few weeks, others may be held for months or even years while they challenge their removal before the immigration courts and on appeal.      The initial challenge to indefinite … Continue reading Supreme Court orders reargument in indefinite detention case

It’s a human right: Each of us has the right to fundamental safety & security.

The Advocates for Human Rights mourns the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of United States v. Texas, which has blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration for nearly two years and put the lives of an estimated 5 million people and their families on hold. International human rights standards recognize that the United States, … Continue reading It’s a human right: Each of us has the right to fundamental safety & security.

Leading by Example? The International Impact of Marriage Equality Ruling

*This post, written by Amy Bergquist, a staff attorney with The Advocates for Human Rights, is part of American Constitution Society's blog’s symposium on the consolidated marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing a right to marriage equality would make headlines around the world, but the implications … Continue reading Leading by Example? The International Impact of Marriage Equality Ruling