Tag Archives: Jurisdiction

CA10: Defect in notice to appear for removal hearing was not jurisdictional

In Lopez-Muñoz v. Barr (opinion by Judge Bacharach), the petitioner argued that her notice of removal was defective because it failed to include the date and time of her immigration hearing (in a footnote, the Court states that she did … Continue reading

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10th Circuit: REAL ID Act deprives courts of jurisdiction to consider untimely habeas petitions

Lina Thoung came to the United States illegally in 2002, and fraudulently obtained citizenship here in 2007. In 2012, her fraud came to light, and she pleaded guilty and stipulated to a removal order, but could not then be deported … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals: State may prosecute identity theft occurring entirely in other states, where victim is in New Mexico

Christopher Allen was convicted of stealing the identity of a New Mexico resident, and using it to obtain an Arizona driver’s license, to rent cars in Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, and provided the stolen identity as his own when he … Continue reading

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“Contrary to sound principles of judicial and common sense, we are required to hear this direct appeal….”

So said Justice Bosson today in a non-precedential decision, Town of Silver City v. Ferranti, commenting on a statute (NMSA 1978, sec. 35-15-11) which provides a municipality with a right of direct appeal to the New Mexico Supreme Court “from any … Continue reading

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