Judge Jay Bybee relied on the plain meaning of the Immigration and Nationality Act in denying the government’s request to stay a temporary restraining order against new limitations on asylum.
Peter Margulies is a professor at Roger Williams University School of Law, where he teaches Immigration Law, National Security Law and Professional Responsibility. He is the author of Law’s Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration (New York: NYU Press, 2010).
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