Justice Kagan Steps Back From Immigrant Detention Case

Law360, New York (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...
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