Benitez v. Wallis (03-7434)

January 17, 2004 Supreme Court Update

Greetings Court fans!

Only one grant on Friday's order list: Benitez v. Wallis (03-7434). In this case, the Court will consider the legality of Benitez's continued detention by the INS in light of the Court's recent decision in Zadvydas v. Davis (2001). Benitez is a Mariel boatlift Cuban, and he argues that the presumptive 6-month limit on detention identified in Zadvydas applies to him even though he has not been granted lawful permanent resident status.

That's all until Monday. Until then, thanks for reading, and stay warm!


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