Jennings v. Rodriguez


Do non-citizens have a right to bond hearings in immigration proceedings? And if so, does the Government have to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the non-citizen is not a flight risk? And should detainees get a bond hearing every six months automatically?1

  1. We talked about this case in Episode 36. More information about the case can be found here

5-4 Rodriguez

6-3 Rodriguez

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Case Outcome

6-3 ICE


The Ninth Circuit held that non-citizens have a right to bond hearings, and the must be given a hearing automatically every six months. Jennings, et al (representing ICE) appealed to the Supreme Court and the Court granted cert.

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