Justice Kagan Steps Back From Immigrant Detention Case

By Allissa Wickham (November 13, 2017, 10:03 PM EST) -- Justice Elena Kagan has taken herself off a high-profile case over immigrant detention, according to a letter filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, after it was discovered that she greenlighted a filing in the case while she was solicitor general.

Justice Kagan has decided she shouldn't keep taking part in the case, known as Jennings v. Rodriguez, according to a letter from the court's clerk. The appeal deals with whether certain immigrants must be given bond hearings if their detention continues for at least six months.

The justice's decision came after a standard "conflict check" failed to turn up...

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