Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Correct the Record, Rights Groups Say After DoJ Admits Mistake

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"Immigrant rights groups asked the Supreme Court Friday to withdraw parts of a 2009 ruling that relied on erroneous information supplied by the Justice Department, saying that lower courts would continue to be misled unless the official record was corrected.  As reported in The Wall Street Journal, last week the solicitor general’s office told the court that in a January 2009 brief, it mistakenly stated that it routinely “facilitates” the return to the U.S. of deported immigrants who later win their appeals. Chief Justice John Roberts cited that claim in his majority opinion in Nken v. Holder, finding that while deportation is a “serious burden for many aliens,” it wasn’t “categorically