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News Posted on August 16, 2012

Dean Johnson Cited in Amicus Briefs in Supreme Court Immigration Case

Dean Kevin R. Johnson recently was cited in amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in Arizona v. United States, the case involving Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070.

Dean Johnson's book, How Did You Get to Be Mexican?  A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity (Temple University Press, 1999) was cited in amicus briefs submitted by Mexico and more than a dozen other nations.  His article, "The Case Against Race Profiling in Immigration Enforcement," first published in the Washington University Law Quarterly in 2000, was cited in another brief filed by the Rutherford Institute, an international civil liberties organization.  The briefs ask the Court to uphold lower court decisions finding that federal law preempts sections of SB 1070. The Supreme Court struck down three of SB 1070's four sections in June 2012.

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.

Brief for the United Mexican States

Brief for the Rutherford Institute