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News Posted on December 10, 2018

Professor Soucek filed amicus brief in deportation-of-minors case going before Ninth Circuit

The ACLU of Southern California is arguing the case, C.J.L.G. v. Whitaker, on Monday, Dec. 10, in front of the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc. The question is whether children in deportation hearings have a right to government-funded counsel.

Professor Brian Soucek and Yale Law School Professor Judith Resnik wrote an amicus brief that explains why 40 years of constitutional case law require that counsel be provided.

UC Davis Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson wrote about the brief on ImmigrationProf Blog.

Professor Soucek’s primary teaching and research interests are antidiscrimination law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and refugee/asylum law. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D from Columbia University. He has clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Mark R. Kravitz in Connecticut, and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.